Like most kids, I heard poetry almost from the moment I popped out of the womb — in the lullabies and nursery rhymes my mom sang to me when putting me to bed, in Dr. Seuss books, and on Sesame Street. But when I think back on who really unlocked the
Self Esteem 4th Grade Beautiful Shel Silverstein poem about authenticity and the masks we wear (I think, anyway). It would be beautiful to read this before doing a mask-making activity in a counseling group.
shel silverstein the mustn'ts Duuuude...just the other day this poem popped into my head, and I realized I could still recite the whole thing even though I haven't read it since I was like 12 (which was a long ass time ago)