Tex Talks Poetry: Listen to the Mustn’ts by Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was a poet most of us are familiar with, with his work “Where the Sidewalk ends” being one of the first poetry books most of us were ever exposed to. His other works include The Giving Tree, A light in the Attic, Falling up, and Everything on it. This poem in particular is for many of us a reminder of what our parents instilled in us: That the world was ours, and we could make what we wanted, and that we should never let dreams be dreams.

We are all capable of amazing stuff. On occasion, we only need the reminder.