General Poetry posted January 25, 2022

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In tribute to one of the greats

Today you are You (Seuss)

by John Ciarmello

"Green Eggs and Ham" a favorite rhyme.
It corners a single point in time;
where epic verse told stories whole.
Old margin scrawls, then ink to roll.

Ingenious is past writers' pawns;
the wolves, the pigs, Absolem's bong.
Burrowed deep in marrow's bone,
prose to rhyme - know words unsown.

Longstanding does old lines recite,
read pages turn - dawn to night.
It places all that's said sublime;
where clever words are set in rhyme.

Where writer's quips then sugared our hearts,
alongside our pies and our apple tarts.
So, mark abridged your writer's mind;
your words will liberate - your norms define.

Take pride in all your writers' pawns.
You'll write new books- our future songs.
Though, note this rhyme: "Green Eggs and Ham."
It's persuasive yak from "Sam I am,"

but whichever your muse,
be it old or new.
You should simply remember,
"Today you are You."


Theodor Seuss Geisel, Pen name Dr Seuss. This is a tribute to one of the greats. I posted this a month before his birthday. Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

I'm reposting in celebration of his birthday, 3/2/1904 - 10/24/1991.
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