Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ode to Dr. Seuss Books

I'm going to cheat this week. It's the last week of Natioanl Poetry Month and I think I've done a good job of posting *most* days. This week I'm going to do some re-posting of old poetry I've written. =o) This was an ode to Dr. Seuss on his birthday... enjoy!

Ode to Dr. Seuss Books

I could read them
In a chair
Or right next to
A big old bear

I could read them
near a tree
while listening to
a buzzing bee

I could read them
laying down
and on my face
never a frown

I could read them
in a zoo
next to a monkey
or striped kangaroo

I have put down
my ball and bat
and read tales of
a mischievous cat

fun stories filled
with turtles named yertle
and all about pockets
filled with wockets

of places you go
and things you'll see
and I'll never forget
that book about me

of Horton and who's
and lorax and sneetches
of sam I am's
and foxes in sockses

of all Dr. Seuss's
creative mind benders
and ram shackled thoughts
flim-foozeled with splendors

I'm thankful each day
since the time I could listen
for his brilliant prose
that make memories glisten

-Joy Kaczmarek

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