The Missing Piece - Shel Silverstein

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  1. Two toys

    Two toys New Member

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    I found this to be a really good read recently maybe some of you will too.



    It was missing a piece.
    And it was not happy.
    So it set off in search of its missing piece.
    And as it rolled it sang this song-
    "Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
    Lookin' for my missin' piece."




    Sometimes it baked in the sun
    but then the cool rain would come down.
    And sometimes it was frozen by the snow
    but then the sun would come and warm it again.
    And because it was missing a piece it could not very fast so it would stop to talk to a worm
    or smell a flower
    and sometimes it would pass a beetle
    and sometimes the beetle would pass it
    and this was the best time of all.
    And on it went, over oceans
    "On I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    Over land and over seas
    So grease my knees and fleece my bees
    I'm lookin' for my missin' piece."
    through swamps and jungles
    up mountains
    and down mountains



    Until one day, lo and behold!
    "I've found my missin' piece," it sang,
    "I've found my missin' piece
    So grease my knees and fleece my bees
    I've found my..."
    "Wait a minute," said the piece.
    "Before you go greasing your knees
    and fleecing your bees..."
    I am not your missing piece. I am nobody's piece.
    I am my own piece.
    And even if I was somebody's missing piece
    I don't think I'd be yours!"
    "Oh," it said sadly,
    "I'm sorry to have bothered you."
    And rolled on.
    It found another piece
    but this one was too small.
    And this one was too big
    this one too sharp
    and this one too square.
    One time it seemed to have found the perfect piece
    but it didn't hold it tightly enough
    and lost it.
    Another time it held too tightly
    and broke.
    So on and on it rolled,
    having adventures
    falling into holes
    and bumping into stone walls.


    And one day it came upon another piece that seemed to be just right.
    "Hi," it said.
    "Hi," said the piece.
    "Are you anybody else's missing piece?"
    "Not that I know of."
    "Well, maybe you want to be your own piece?"
    "I can be someone's and still be mine."
    "Well, maybe you don't want to be mine."
    "Maybe I do."
    "Maybe we won't fit...."
    "Well..."
    "Hummm?"
    "Ummmm!"
    It fit!
    It fit perfectly!
    At last! At last!
    And away it rolled
    and because it was now complete,
    it rolled faster and faster.
    Faster than it had ever rolled before!
    So fast that it could not stop to talk to a worm
    or smell a flower
    too fast for a butterfly to land.
    But it could sing its happy song,
    at last it could sing "I've found my missing piece."
    And it began to sing-
    "I've frown my nizzin' geez
    Uf vroun my mitzin' brees
    So krease ny meas
    An bleez ny drees
    Uf frown..."
    Oh my, now that it was complete it could not sing at all.
    "Aha," it thought.
    "So that's how it is!"
    So it stopped rolling...
    and it set the piece down gently,
    and slowly rolled away
    and as it rolled it softly sang-
    "Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
    Lookin' for my missin' piece."
     
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    hmmm
     
  3. Two toys

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    i feel like it is very applicable to my life.
     
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    Shel is secretly introducing the dating game to children. I love that guy!
     
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    Very cool!
     

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