Wednesday, December 14, 2011

excerpt from Oh The Places You Will Go... Dr. Seuss

You can get so confused that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

Waiting for the fish to bite
or wating for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance
Everyone is just waiting.
...for people just waiting...

Wating for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow
Everyone is just waiting
Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying
you'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.
With banner flip-flapping once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of guy!!!

Oh the places you'll go! There's fund to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all,
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV!!
Except when they don't
Because, sometimes, they won't
I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.



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