"Messy Room" by Shel Silverstein is the Songs of Eretz Poem of the Day for May 23, 2014. A link to the poem may be found here: http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/shel_silverstein/poems/14818. Mr. Silverstein's poetry has been reviewed previously in Songs of Eretz. A link to that review, including biographical information about the poet, may be found here: http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2014/04/poem-of-day-where-sidewalk-ends-by-shel.html.
"Messy Room" begins with a single-line opening chorus, followed by an eleven-line lighthearted ballad, followed by a repetition of the chorus. The poem ends with a three-line surprise tag.
My bedroom, study, and office are always pretty squared away--eight years in dormitories and five years in the military made sure of that--but I was reminded of my son the artist's bedroom. I mean, the description was uncannily accurate!