Shel Silverstein is a children’s book author. There’s no doubt his poems are subtle messages of his life.
Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (born November 30, 1835, Florida, Missouri, U.S.—died April 21, 1910, Redding, Connecticut), American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for his travel narratives, especially The Innocents Abroad(1869), Roughing It (1872), and Life on the Mississippi (1883), and for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). A gifted raconteur, distinctive humorist, and irascible moralist, he transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America’s best and most beloved writers.Mark Twain Literature
Young American Days By: Mark Twain. To be in a young America ~ visions of a ship upcoming statue of Liberty the young lad holding tightly to his Mothers leg in all excitement of a new Land to call their own celebrations of apple pie and fireworks on the 4th of July thoughts of the old Hollywood on screen films without 3-D costing less then a dollar Greta , Monroe , Betty Davis eyes tantalizing blue glare The Wizard of Oz or books written by Steinbach, Capote, Mark Twain exciting new visions of creating new concepts before Capitalism bought all little ones to bigger songs came from the hills of Virginia to the black Mountains surfacing in Tennessee for all to hear and wish to see The day when one travelled by car on the road travelled every town a story told , learning history we once shed blood American Indian tears to the British man whom choose freedom of taxes Boston held a tea party , now wishing they threw out marmite instead The day when we knew our neighbors and bought homes with a paystub Everyone had a chance to make their own with pride , even through wars When Martin Luther King stood proudly as did President Lincoln for Freedom How many streets have been named after the man whom had a dream ? When milk was delivered on doorsteps in Glass bottles Babies wanting the very first of the top being cream leaving doors open , watching news with your family at 6pm cartoons were shut down and it was now grown up time Cereal being a cheap snack for after school school supplies costing twenty dollars Grandma school clothes shopping for fifty before the internet , cell phones , and text for hello ~ 2 week Vacations not afraid to put up Camp Christmas sold in December with the sentiment of Love not money a day when if one were sick , you could actually get penicillin without question The Doctor treated everything calling it General Practice no fear of Malpractice Never forgetting our Motor city Old Ford Trucks Chevrolets and Dodge The city that brought Ottis Reding and Marvin Gaye What happened to us ? Where did America Go ?