Intermezzo: Ode to Dr. Seuss on Dr. Seuss Day

I am certainly not the brilliant versifier that Dr. Seuss was, but here is my small and feeble attempt to pay homage to a man now being canceled for his crimes against the “woke.”

2021-03-02 Ode to Dr, Seuss

It must be a very very sad day
When people say that you cannot say
The very kind things in your mind today.
It must be a very sad sad day.

Poems so innocent and sweet
Intended for people to use to greet
Each other whenever their faces meet,
Instead are accused of a terrible deed.

Using words one should not teach
To children as they are beyond their reach
To understand what old folks preach
That some words should not be in your speech.

Maybe Babar boosts the Taliban.
Should Jack and Jill from our schools be banned?
Mother Goose may be a madam
And Father Christmas too much a man.

I guess the woke will get their say
To shut down any other way
Than what they allow in your essay,
But I say it is a sad sad day.

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7 thoughts on “Intermezzo: Ode to Dr. Seuss on Dr. Seuss Day

  1. Amen and amen to that! My books are all safely ensconced in my closet, and who dares to usurp them from there will have to deal with our hooligans team…
    This is getting more sinister every day. Phooey. So very sad. I nearly cried when I heard that.
    We are losing so much….SO much:(
    We ‘fed’ those stories to our boys when they were young, I read them, too…I am glad there are no grands to have to be denied this pleasure.


  2. Well done. I’m ever so happy we have found each other. We’re going to have fun blogging together. Thank you for this fabulous poem. Spot on.

    ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
    ╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ ★ ★ ★
    ║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ DR. SEUSS DAY! ☆
    ╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥¥☆★☆★☆¥♥ ★☆ ♥♥♥


  3. Thank You SO VERY MUCH! I put a veiled mention of this in Timmy’s image and hope some saw but you told it with gusto! I feel that there is an ill wind in this once great land. Sadly the only thing I am happy about is that I have no children.
    Keep up the good work
    Timmy and Dad Pete


    1. See Isaiah 54. Not sure if “Timmy” is your name or your cat’s; nor if you are male or female, though I appreciate knowing “Dad’s” name. In any case, the Isaiah passage holds ideas for both men and women who do not have children.


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