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Doctor Seuss

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Below is the poem entitled Doctor Seuss which was written by poet Carolyn Devonshire. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Doctor Seuss

I ravaged the land, cut down all the trees
No more Truffulas blowing in the breeze

The swammy swans left the pond that grew foul
Pollution warnings went out – I’d just scowl

They call me “Onceler,” I know how things were
Should the Lorax warn again, I’d concur

Hey there, young boy, catch this Truffula seed
It’s the last one left because of my greed

The days of hacking axes are gone now
All that remain are furrows in my brow

It’s now up to you, boy, grow a forest
And pray our environment will be blessed

The Lorax is watching; what will you do?
One day you’ll take pride in the trees that you grew

Perhaps you’ll lure back the poor swammy swans
For progress, you see, has its pros and cons



*Based on “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, a story about man's threat to the environment.
Entry for Joann’s Dr. Seuss contest

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  1. Date: 5/4/2012 6:29:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win! I really like the moral!! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:20:00 PM
    This is my favorite Dr. Seuss storybook! I'm go glad this was the winning piece it was well-deserved! I loved it! Love, J.

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:06:00 PM
    congats on your win AWESOME!!!

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 1:53:00 PM
    congrats on the 1st place win nice work

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Hi Carolyn! I haven't seen this movie OR remember the storyline but leave it to you to incorporate a beautiful environmental twist! So grand the line-Someday you'll take pride in the trees that you grew! Greed is culprit for almost all of our environmental woes. Congrats on this superb win. :) Gwendolen

    Devonshire Avatar Carolyn Devonshire
    Date: 5/4/2012 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Gwen, the story was intended to have an environmental message. It was the most controversial of the Seuss books as people who cut trees for a living protested the reading of the book by their school children.
  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Dr. Seuss" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Perfect!!! Congratulations Carolyn! This is my Very Favorite of all Dr Seuss books!! I have the book and the original video, guess I will be adding the newer version soon LOL...big hugs...Well Done!!! love ya deb

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Well done, Carolyn....and a wonderful message as well!! Congratulations on your number 1 win !!

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 8:19:00 AM
    Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 12:33:00 PM
    What an awful world this would be if we had no animals. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 7:44:00 AM
    i can't recall anything about the cat in the hat - the only dr seuss book my mum ever read to me. enjoyed this one very much, my friend

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 11:48:00 AM
    I am a Dr Suess fan too and love your take on these critters Carolyn; You put fun into the rhyme and tell a great story. I wish you all the best in the contest my dear! LUv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Do you know my husband loves the Dr Seuss books and he woukd love this too if I can get him to read it. Smashing entry , all the best in the contest. And thank you for being so busy and reading my work and the lovely comments which are much appreciated xx

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Your message is so very true my friend! Saying that progress can have benefits of new and more advance things, however the bad is the damage to the environment! Which way do you go?! Should we save the environment from the advancement of technology?! I like the story you told to get our attention on the matter! Very nice job Carolyn. I thoroughly enjoyed your poem that I have read this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 3:19:00 PM
    this was great!! good luck in the contest..cory