If I lived in a Dr. Seuss book…

Nancy Ruth & sister dress up for Dr. Seuss Week & Read Across America Day 2016.

It’s Dr. Seuss Week with Read Across America Day this Thursday! Yes, I’m excited. I love Dr. Seuss books! They are so much fun to read and imagine, even without the great pictures.

With this focus on reading and Dr. Seuss in particular, I got to thinking. What if I was a character in a Dr. Seuss book? What about other books? What if my life now was a story? What would it look like? The poem below is the result.

I hope you do your own imagining, reading, and writing this week. Feel free to share your writing or the name of your favorite book in the comments below.

If I lived in a book,
A Dr. Seussey book,
I’d drive a bing-bang-boozle
While balancing a noodle.
My hair would be a nest
For a feffer veffer mest.
A neeler steeler ned
Would sit upon my bed.

If I lived in a book,
An ancient Bible book,
I’d walk the road up to my work
And sweep up like a good store clerk.
I’d look to heaven and the stars
And pray for peace when there were wars.
Like David I would pray and sing
And worship the Almighty King.

I do not live within a book,
But I read and study the Holy Book.
I meet the people Jesus loves
And give them food and winter gloves.
I tell how Jesus died for them
To save them from the curse of sin.
Each day I seek to love God more.
I’m more like Christ than the day before.

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2 Responses to If I lived in a Dr. Seuss book…

  • Sandi Layne says:

    Fantastic poem. 🙂 I so enjoy Dr. Seuss and his works. His words have entertained and inspired for so long. A writer that inspires ME is Francine Rivers. A Christian novelist who sees the truth of things. 🙂

    • Nancy Ruth says:

      Thanks for the recommendation Sandi. I’ve heard of Francine Rivers before, but haven’t read her stuff yet. I’ll have to pick one up next time I’m in the library.

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