For Sale

Shel Silverstein 1930 (Chicago) – 1999



One sister for sale,
One sister for sale,
One crying and spying young sister for sale
I'm really not kidding so who'll start the bidding
Do I hear a dollar?
A nickle?
A penny?
Oh isnt there isnt there isnt there any
One person who will buy this sister for sale
This crying spying old young sister for sale.
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Scheme AAabcdeeaa
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 297
Words 59
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

Shel Silverstein

Sheldon Allan Silverstein was an American writer, poet, cartoonist, singer-songwriter, musician, and playwright. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Silverstein briefly attended university before being drafted into the United States Army. more…

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