As an avid reader, I can truly appreciate what Dr. Seuss brought, and still brings, to children of all ages. Here’s my tribute, albeit inadequate, to the fellow who gave me hours of joy with my own children.
Through your words you turned all of our Christmases green,
And demolished our home with two Things,
You built magical worlds that lived in our dreams,
And taught us that poetry sings.
We squinted our eyes to read with them shut,
And had to try green eggs and ham,
We learned valuable lessons about growing up,
And loved them as much as dear Sam.
Horton, the Lorax, the Grinch and the Cat,
In our hearts they are dearest and true,
Of course don’t forget the fish that is red,
And also the one that is blue.
So with all of our hearts we say to you now,
Thanks for your words and your love,
You taught children to read, to laugh and to dream,
And we know you watch down from above.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
(Note to readers: I will, from this point forward, stick to my usual mediums of sarcasm and smart-assery. Sorry.)