Oh the Crocodile
Went to the dentist
And sat down in the chair,
And the dentist said, ‘Now tell me, sir,
Why does it hurt and where?’
And the Crocodile said, ‘I’ll tell you the truth.
I have a terrible ache in my tooth.’
And he opened his jaws so wide, so wide,
That the dentist he climbed right inside,
And the dentist laughed, ‘Oh, isn’t this fun?’
As he pulled the teeth out, one by one.
And the Crocodile cried, ‘You’re hurting me so!
Please put down your pliers and let me go.’
But the dentist just laughed with a Ho Ho Ho,
And he said, ‘I still have twelve to go —
Oops, that’s the wrong one, I confess.
But what’s one crocodile’s tooth, more or less?’
Then suddenly the jaws went snap,
And the dentist was gone right off the map.
And where he went one could only guess…
To North or South or East or West…
He left no forwarding address.
But what’s one dentist more or less?
© Shel Silverstein
Some other random works of this poet:
- Someday’s Here
- I Know You Little, I Love You Lots
- The Land Of Happy
- It’s Dark In Here
- Modern Talk
- My Mind Keeps Movin’
- For What She Had Done
- Diet Song
- Come After Jinny
- Point Of View
- Daylight Dreamer
- Never Bite A Married Woman On The Thigh
- The Bagpipe Who Didn’t Say No
- Listen To The Mustn’Ts
- Floobie Doobie Doo
- Something Missing
- Hard To Please
- Kick It Again
- Mama I’Ll Sing One For You
- Freakin’ At The Freaker’s Ball
- Rotten Convention
- Captain Hook
- The Toucan
- I Got Stoned And I Missed It
- The Oak And The Rose
- Messy Room
- Lady Godiva
- One Inch Tall
- Sky Seasoning
- Daddy What If?
- Father Of A Boy Named Sue
- Someone Ate The Baby
- Better Not Ask Me
- All About You
- Double-Tail Dog
- Lydia Pinkham
- Morgan’s Curse
- In Search Of Cinderella
- Paul Bunyan
- Hoodoo Voodoo Lady
- Handy Man