Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: With Apologies to Theodor Seuss Geisel

This birthday tribute to Dr. Seuss was scribbled as part of the Random Complexity Writing Challenge. 190 words. And PS: This poem was created as part of Angie's Wordful Wednesday.

One year two year
red year blue year.
Black year blue year
old year new year.
One might have a little star
One might feature a new car
Say! What a lot of years there are.
Yes. Some were red. And some were blue.
Just ask George Bush, and Obama, too!
Some were sad.
And some were glad.
And some years were you
very, very bad?
Why were they sad and glad and bad?
I do not know.
I've asked my Dad.
We learned to read with your silly fish
your zany Whos, and with Horton, too.
We followed the antics
of those who did that:
The Sneetches, The Grinch
and The Cat in The Hat.
So we'd like to wish you
48 hours late
the birthday of birthdays,
you just are so great!
'Cause young children still read
to remember your day.
Green Eggs and Ham
just won't go away!
It's hard to believe
you're one hundred and five.
When we read your short books
you're most surely alive!
So, please, take this poem
for what it is worth
we all wanted to remember
the day of your birth!

11 comments:

Aunt Julie said...

Veggie Mom! How Seussical! Can I expect an original poem on MY birthday? Or will you wait til I'm 105 too?

Tracy P. said...

You rock, Veggie Mom!! My Seuss fave is "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?"

"Just tell yourself, Ducky, you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more, oh ever so much more, oh muchly much much more unlucky than you!"

Deanna said...

This is awesome!

Susie said...

That is awesome!!

Carebear said...

Very cute and clever. I enjoyed it oodles!

Cheryl Lage said...

You've got the Seuss-sense, Veggie Mom!

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!

Donna E said...

that was pretty cool glad I stopped by today!

Becky said...

Very nice! Our local paper had a contest for entries like this. I think Mr. Geisel would have liked it.

Marrdy said...

Oh my gosh. You could be Dr Suess. What a great poem. Totally Awesome!!

sphinx63 said...

That was awesome! You are quite talented!

daisigirl said...

This poem is just terrific! We love Dr. Seuss!