March 2nd 2009, the 105th Anniversary of the birth of Mr Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr Seuss. 1904 - 1991

Letting the Seuss Loose!

As a child I read Green Eggs and Ham
Before e-mails and annoying spam
Today, logging onto my google page
Guess who's 105 years of age?!

I thought it might be a fitting gesture
Though I said to my brain, now this'll test ya!
To pen a rhyme, a sentimental ruse
For my childhood friend old Dr Seuss

You can find him on the web
As Seuss himself or Theo Le Sieg
One fish two fish, red fish blue fish
Am I done yet? On no, you wish!

Mavin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
I Can Lick 30 tigers Today, and how!
There's a Wocket in my Pocket, he just didn't stop
The Cat in the Hat, and Hop on Pop

With blistering speed through the pages we'd ride
Till faces were red and tongues were tied
When my son wanted stories, it was Seuss everytime
So the next generation met the King of Rhyme

We'd read him on a bus, on a train, on a plane
Time warped to childhood when we read him again
So forgive me my rhyming nostalgic nuance
As he said so himself, "You're only old once!"

Poetry by Purple Phoenix
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Written on 2009-03-02 at 09:32

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An applause to him, and a big applause to you, too, Phoenix, for writing this delightful poem!
The only Seuss text I've ever read is the Grinch, and the 50 year old animated movie is one of our family's absolute Xmas favourites, so I'm very happy to join the celebration :)

(As to the name's pronounciation:
Seuss rhyming with "voice" is the most natural thing, since it is a German name... Just like Freud rhymes rather with "void" than with "crude")

A tremendously fun ode to a tremendously fun writer.

A tidbit of trivia for you Suess fans: did you know he pronounced the name to rhyme with 'voice', not 'noose'?

I know, I know, everyone else says it that way, and that is the way we all learned it.

Does not change the fact that this poem rocked. ;-)

Thomas Perdue The PoetBay support member heart!
I actually read "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" shortly after Christmas last year. I was disappointed because I didn't get to see the movie on TV... ABC had just stopped broadcasting in analogue signals, and we didn't have DTV, so I didn't get to watch (actually, I still don't have DTV as of yet).

Well, happy Birthday Dr. Suess! And nice work, Nurse Phoenix! lol