Messy Room by Shel Silverstein

Messy Room

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater’s been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or–
Huh? You say it’s mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar!

Shel Silverstein 1930-1999

Shel Silverstein
Born: 25 September 1930, Illinois, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 10 May 1999, Florida, USA

Silverstein was a writer known for cartoons, songs, and children’s books. He appeared as Uncle Shelby in some of his work. His books have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold more than twenty million copies. Silverstein grew up in the Logan Square neighbourhood of Chicago and attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Illinois. He was expelled from the university and enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts before being drafted into US Army to serve in Japan and Korea