Reading the books and learning to think
Would be totally different, and gone in a blink
If those cats in the hats and thing one and thing two
Hadn't made one wonder what non-people do
They are very strange things, and some might say subversive
With teens, teaching Star Bellies was rather recursive
The lessons, like Grinch, stay with you and linger
You might say that the 60's were surely a harbinger
Because Dick and Jane and See spot Run was NO FUN
So that 50s bit, so sedate, under Seuss came undone
But Seuss made me think so thinking I did
and I hated the Care Bear books for my kids
If you do it, just do it, like Green Eggs and Ham,
You'll like them as I did and ol' Sam I am.
And, like the bad mom who left her kids with the cat
Get out of the box to know where boundaries are at.
No longer do we learn language with such rhythm and rhyming
but with videos and games and keyboards and .... (sighing)...
Suess... on the loose would be welcome once more
when grandchildren come make me play on the floor.