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Listen to the Mustn'ts

Shel Silverstein

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
      Listen to the DON'TS
      Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT'S
      Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
      Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be
 
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"Listen to the Mustn'ts" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Copyright © 1974 by Evil Eye Music, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of HaperCollins Publishers, Inc.

 

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