"The Giving Tree" Is Much Sadder Than I Remembered

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  1. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya ...............

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    I don't know if "sad" is the right word, but if you're a parent or if you lost a parent, that book gets a much deeper meaning.

    Just read it for the first time in 20 something years and it hit me in the gut.

     
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  2. Jesus X

    Jesus X Gold Belt

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    so homeboy sat on the trees face with his ass #50shadesofgrey


    j.k dem feelz doe
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    Jackonfire Senior Modulator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Shel Silverstein was quite the character. Besides kids books, he wrote songs as well as some adult themed poetry. He wrote the song A Boy Named Sue that Johnny Cash recorded.
     
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    Pretty sure it's a metaphor for the tax paying middle class in a world of entitlements. But, then again, maybe I just see that shit everywhere.
     
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    I gave that book to my mom for her birthday 3 years ago. She cried through it.
     
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    Oh, Man... The Feels.

    Damn you.
     
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    Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    Its is an emotional book fo sho.

    One of my favorites.

    I bought it for a friend of mine after they had their baby. I hadn't read it in years and read it at the book store.
    Totally bummed me out, lol. Still bought it tho.
     
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    Fantastic present for a new mother.

    But yeah, that book brings the feels. That Shell Siverstein is a real cunt. =D
     
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    AxeMurderer2010 Home Sweet Home.

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    Yes it is, try "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always". Try reading that without shedding a tear, go ahead, I dare you.
     
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    44nutman The Original Nut of Sherdog

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    I read it once to my daughter and then hid it.(IN laws bought it, so could not throw it away, so if they ever asked for it I could find it) It is a shitty story. The boy takes everything from the tree and then has the effing gall to sit on the stump.
    I am all for helping someone out, but the tree got taken advantage. If I ever see the boy, I will give him a spinning heel kick to the face.
    BTW Shel Silverstein used to draw cartoons for Playboy.
     
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    AGGAMEMNON66 ———Villain———

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    Is this a sexual thing?
     
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  12. El Moose

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    No, that's this one
     
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    I read that book to my daughter almost every night. Someday she'll really get it.. Probably after I die
     
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  14. Darwinambrosius

    Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    It's awful reading some children's books as an adult. That's key among them.
     

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