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Dragon and Dr Seuss

"Oh, The places You'll Go!"

Dragon was in a slump as the kids all left to go back to school.
So I read to him:“All the Places You’ll Go!” by good Dr Seuss.
He loved “Oh, the things you will find if you don’t stay behind!”
Now, the school needed Crossing Guards. It was in the news times.

So Dragon volunteered… What else could he do?
After all, a Hero is a Hero- No matter what you chose to do.
Now Dragon read the rules. All that they got.
So Dragon marched off to be a Crossing Guard, at that…

Now Dragon Knew what DR Seuss knew.
“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
  To people as brainy and footsy as you.
  And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.
  Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”

But traffic was too heavy, to cross the street, to the schoolyard!
And yes, one car, really, did run over, his feet and his tail!
And his Super Hero Cape got snagged by a car!
He was drug down the street, tho not very far…

But do not fear for a Dragon like ours…
He never gives up… so he reached for the stars!
As, yes, he remembered what Dr. Seuss had said.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high.
 Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.”

So Dragon took the kids and sailed up to the sky.
But parents don’t like their kids to go sailing by,
Or for cars to get rained on, by hot Dragon embers, from up high.
And his boss didn’t think him… so very clever… by far!
As Dragon was fired on his… very… very… first day so far.

And Tears rained on everyone as Dragon sadly flew away!
As he went off to sit on the hill, over looking a highway, further away.
But Dragon so wise, remembered what Dr. Seuss said:

“Oh the things you can think up if only you try!" And
“It doesn’t matter what it is. What matters is what it will become.”
So at that… Dragon began to look around…

Life is in the journey he’d often been told, or so he thought,
As he watched butterflies trying to cross the road below.
Then Dragon knew Dr Seuss was: “Truer than True”, 
when he said:

“Don’t grumble! Don’t Stew!
Some critters are much-much,
Oh every so much-much,
So muchly much-much more unlucky than you!”

So Dragon went down to the edge of the road.
And he flapped his wings harder- harder than ever before.
His wind threw the butterflies… higher and higher into the air.
To where they could safely cross the road… to way over there.

He remembered that some times you just, won’t fit in…
“Because sometimes you have to be odd to be number one.”
And he had to agree that: 
“There is no one alive who is youer than you!”

Now he had a job to help butterflies go to where they would go.
And he smiled as he said to the butterflies… it’s true!
“Oh, the places you’ll go!”
Then he realized he’d done, all that is needed,
As he told them and agreed.

“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)"
Be you bigger than big or smaller than small… 
You are you but with your mind, that won’t be all!

And that’s the best thing of all! So remember…
"To the world you may be one person; 
But to one person you may be the world.”
So never give up and never give in… For
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, 
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Now he realized he had become a true Crossing Guard.
And during the months that the butterflies fly by…
He is their Crossing Guard who sends them along.
Thank you Dearly… my Dear… Dear Dr. Seuss!
No one could have explained it… as perfect as you.

Written 8-15-2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 7/9/2016 9:19:00 AM
A wonderful story poem and a compliment to Dr Seuss, congrats on your win.
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Date: 7/8/2016 4:42:00 PM
A delightful story, Carol! Congrats!
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Date: 7/7/2016 1:43:00 PM
Carol, Congratulations on your awesome win. Stop by my blog "PAIN GETS IN THE WAY OF FORGIVENESS" if you'd like..... Love LINDA
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Date: 8/29/2015 5:27:00 PM
Hooray!! I see this is a winner. Congrats to you, Carol.
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Date: 8/29/2015 10:08:00 AM
Dragon's always a winner for me! Congrats.
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Date: 8/29/2015 7:31:00 AM
Carol.. Congrats on your winning placement in this clever contest.. Loved what you did with your quote from Dr. Seuss!
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Date: 8/19/2015 9:31:00 PM
that was cool how he got out of his mistake and made a better option! REally cute one. I can just imagine Casarah reading this one to her little girl!
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Date: 8/19/2015 12:47:00 PM
So you are a member of the Suessian clan I see!!! You have captured his uniqueness and I ain't just whistling Dixie! FANTASTIC! xxx
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Date: 8/19/2015 12:22:00 AM
This is awesome Carol. Wish I thought of it :) Going to favs. Thank you for reading my Flickering Shadows :)
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Date: 8/18/2015 10:09:00 AM
This is excellent, Carol! You exude creativity and keep our attention from beginning to end. You make yourself and Dr Seuss proud:) ~ Congratulations on a mightily deserved win. ~ paul
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Date: 8/17/2015 10:50:00 PM
Wonderful quote n a superb poem dear Carol! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 8/17/2015 6:18:00 PM
Carol congratulations on placing with this creative write A7 and thanks for visiting my poem, utterly ...
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Date: 8/17/2015 4:07:00 PM
lOVE THAT ENDING. CArol, when is your dragon book coming out ? You have loads of stories by now! I sure like also seeing what Casarah said to you!
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Date: 8/17/2015 4:02:00 PM
I loved how you included so many Dr. Seuss references in your write! What a wonderful story it brought a smile to my face. I hope you put your Seuss shoes on again and write for my children's poem Seuss style contest! You are a great story teller! :)
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Date: 8/17/2015 3:25:00 PM
Carol, congrats in "Casarah Nance"s" contest... SKAT LOVE
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Date: 8/17/2015 10:28:00 AM
Very Nice, Congrats Carol!
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Date: 8/17/2015 9:01:00 AM
this contest was right up your street carol congrats to you and dragon:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/16/2015 12:37:00 PM
Wonderful things happen to wonderful souls. Tell dragon I said "Job well done"
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Date: 8/16/2015 10:40:00 AM
A Creative dragon tale. Best of luck in the contest. ~~Darlene
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Date: 8/16/2015 8:54:00 AM
Dragon and Suess, what a perfect pairing! I really enjoyed this and the Suess quote fit in nicely.
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Date: 8/16/2015 5:21:00 AM
Captivating, didactic and fascinating, dear Caro. It took me some time to read but it worthwhile! Thank you for your wishes. Good luck and a seven!
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