On the 2nd of March near the Jungle of School
We reflect on a man who rhymed as a rule.
His grammar was sketchy, and his villains most unpleasant
But his themes were a joy to unwrap like a present.
"A person's a person" the great Doctor once said
And with that he put Horton's kangaroo to bed.
Freedom! Creativity! Reading! and more!
Congratulations! Christmastime! and Laughter galore!
As a child I would read with great enthusiasm
Of red fish and Lorax and Mac's burp causing spasms.
But now as a grown-up I'm likely to find
That the books of my past are not far behind.
I'm still learning how to accept others that are different
And keeping the meaning of Christmastime reverent.
I know that those pants are scared of me too
And not because I'd wear them if I owned the Zoo.
There are times when the hang-ups of life can get to me
And I fret that in The Waiting Place forever I'll be
But then on I will hike with great care and great tact
Because I've learned that Life's a Great Balancing Act.
So to you, Dr. Suess I declare inspiration
For helping to fuel my creative reputation
And for giving me something beautiful to see
And giving us something to share with Thing 1, 2, and three.