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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An Ode To Mr. Theodor Seuss Geisel

I wrote this poem (or at least an attempt at one) as my husband and I were unable to attend my niece's baby shower. We were all supposed to bring a favorite children's book to start a library. Dr. Seuss would have been my choice. (Although, the book pictured is not a children's book, it is appropriate for the readers and contributors! )

At your shower, we wanted to be
So sad that we couldn't be
Pain, coughing and sleep is me.

But, tell me?
Will green eggs and ham be what you eat?
Will it be on Mulberry Street?

Dr. Seuss for you we wanted to bring,
But, figured that many others would too
Then, there would be a litter of cats in hats
And more than one or two fish
Snagles of sneetches, herds of Hortons,
foxes with socks, and could be a Lorax or two, of course

From Dr. Seuss baby will learn
Oh the things that you can do are good for you
And, she will learn about eyes, feet, teeth, ABCs, and sleep!
And, about Wockets in Pockets and the Grinch
Oh, about Yertle the Turtle and Hunches in Bunches
Oh, and how to run a zoo.

Then, again everyone might just Hop on Pop
And, we would all have a good time.
Who knows they all might stay!
But, a gift certificate is coming your way.

What children's author or book would you have given?



Anonymous said...

Very Seuss-esque poem-- well done!

I would have given "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. Or "Runaway Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown. Such amazing books with such meaningful messages.

renee altson said...

hmmm. velveteen rabbit.

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