“Eighteen Flavors” by Shel Silverstein

Eighteen Flavors

Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors—
Chocolate, lime and cherry,
Coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana,
Caramel cream and boysenberry,
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter-brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,
Tallest ice-cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.


Shel Silverstein, 1930–1999

“Eighteen Flavors” from Where The Sidewalk Ends
© 1974 by Shel Silverstein

Photo by Amanda Kloska on Unsplash

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