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I wish I could write like Dr. Seuss And tell you a tale about a moose. One who had steadfastly held on to convictions, And about the environment made dire predictions. Or perhaps my moose would fly in the air, To save the birds who flew with him there. Because he is a friend on which you can count, To forgive a debt the entire amount. To give you a lift when your spirits are low, Without a moose friend you might not ever know. That moose antlers make good rakes for leaves, And he can talk when he’s down on his knees. But don’t serve him eggs with a side of bacon, Their color chartreuse because that story is taken. And keep him away from the Taloola trees, As the dust from their flowers will make him sneeze. And one good sneeze could set you back, And put you in the path of a south going Zak. Then all you could do is tip your hat, But there on your head another one sat. I wish I could think the thinks that Dr. Seuss thought, Think up the rhymes and the words that he taught. Then all of the world would love my moose, Like I love the world of Dr. Seuss.

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  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:22:00 PM
    Very witty and fun....congrat on your win!

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 3:07:00 AM
    TONY,, stopping by to wish you a SWEET VALENTINE.. AND A WONDERFUL , congratulations... ON your wonderful win In this awesome contest. Enjoyed ;-) . have yourself a wonderful valentines. @lways & @lways *xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:57:00 PM
    This was a good Seuss tribute. I can almost picture the pages as I turned each line over in my head. Mike

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:31:00 PM
    I didn't know you wrote this excellent poem til the results were posted and I was delighted! You penned your deep admiration for "The Seuss" very well in this charming write, Tony! You took your imagination and the audiences on an elevator ride to the world make believe. The Moose was so multidimensional with a message of friendship..that's what the judges liked the most! Congratulations dear poet! GWendolen

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:18:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your placement in Gwen's "Dr. Seuss" contest Tony. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 4:55:00 AM
    brilliant winner here Tony, enjoyed this imagery. harry

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:19:00 AM
    A worthy winner my friend, missed you. Congratulations

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 10:37:00 PM
    Tony, this is a super dedication to Dr. Seuss! Congratulations on your win in Gwendolen's contest!

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Congrats. Tony on your super win love,vie

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 7:22:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Tony. Cute take. Dr. Suess would have most likely loved this. Nice to see you on the soup. Hope your playwriting is going well! What an undertaking. Take care, Cyndi

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 4:00:00 PM
    this is really wonderful, especially the final 4 lines. congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 2:29:00 PM
    Tony I like this take on Dr. Seuss, totally different from mine, best of luck and nice to see you back..David

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 12:40:00 PM
    Nice write and good chuckle :-)

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 10:35:00 AM
    i wish you could write like Dr. Seuss too.

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 11:20:00 PM
    tony, I love how you did your Seuss entry. It's very creative and you ended up doing a great children's poem regardless of how close it is or is not to Seuss' style. In its own right, it is just as great!! Love your title and it's very cool to see you back here tonight!

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 8:37:00 PM
    You did good Tony, you may not be a Dr. Seuss but you know your moose, now I am forwarding a congratulations for your caboose, love,vie

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 6:55:00 PM
    It's good to see you back, Tony. Enjoyed your clever write. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 6:17:00 PM
    I tip my hat to your Zac..and to your moose..nice writing. BG

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Good one for the contest..It reads like a winner to me..Dr. Seuss was an exceptional person..Good night, Tony..I hope that the crickets and frogs are not too loud and keep you awake..Sara

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 5:26:00 PM
    Clever and fun writing Tony. Who doesn't love Seuss?

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