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It Started With

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It Started With

Such whimsical stories, with a moral,
they were sure to teach me right from wrong.
All done to a cadence like a song,
there's no better way to learn than humoral.
I learned how to cope and not quarrel,
to stand by my beliefs and be strong,
don't be swayed by one or a throng.
After I read one, I went on to read several.

Dr. Seuss was my fisrst poet read,
The very first rhyme I ever heard,
were there in his stories, while in my bed.
While Grandma helped with the hard words,
he introduced me to poetical threads.
I was forever inspired, rest assured.


For the contest: Tribute By Sonnet
Sponsored by Francine Roberts

My poet of inspiration....Dr. Seuss

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  1. Date: 7/14/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Excellent Paula congrats!! My Mom would read Dr. Seuss to me many many years ago.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 6:31:00 PM
    Congrats, Paula. Excellent. Great job. Nice going, my friend. Kudos. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 10:25:00 AM
    "It started with"....goodness. Hullo, Paula. I removed my blog. I want you to know that I have always liked you, enjoyed your company here on the Soup. Whether we butted heads once in awhile, or not, isn't even an issue with me. Even though we lead completely different lives, I believe that we are quirky(crazy!? haha!)enough to have found an understanding. Thank you kindly for your encouragement along the way.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Francine's "Tribute By Sonnet" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:18:00 AM
    Paula congrats on your win, love it..David

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 10:42:00 PM
    congrats on your 7th place win Paula, I am also a fan of Dr. Seuss

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 2:46:00 PM
    A well written poem for the contest Paula, wish you good luck and hope for a win for you. - Have a lovely new week. - oxox Anne-Lise