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Bituminous? - Poem by Shel Silverstein (Shel Silverstein)

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The hard coal's called bituminous, Or is that anthracite? Stalactites grow down from caves, Or do I mean stalagmites? Those fluffy clounds are nimbus - No - wait - they might be cumulus. And that kid who was raised by wolves - Was he Remus - or Romulus? The brothauruses ate no meat. Does that mean they're carnivorous? Or were they brontosauruses And were they herbivorous? A camel is a pachyderm - Or do I mean dromedary? Is this match inflammable? I thought it was incendiary. Octagons - no hexagons - No, heptagons have seven sides. And don't spray fruit with pesticides - Or do I mean insecticides? If I can see right through a thing, Is it transparent - or translucent? These are just some of the things I find confusing...or confuscent. Shel Silverstein

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