ON BANNING BOOKS

We told stories that spilled such fun

Bringing joy to everyone

Sneetches, Cats, even a Who

Don’t forget Thing One, Thing Two!

So you laughed, and sometimes sighed

Best of all, you always tried

To know what other people feel

When they slip on a banana peel

Then you grew up and had kids too

And shared our stories as they grew

But times had changed; our hearts grew too

So we said: “What shall we do?”

For sure we have to keep the Grinch

But if a story starts to pinch

And make a child feel rather small

Or not as super, not as tall

Or smart and special

On the ball

We’ll tuck that story in a drawer

And not forget what stories are for

To help us think and make us kinder

Dream up a friend, and then go find her!

New friends of every lovely shade

In all the colors God has made

We carry on with no excuse

So keep on reading Dr. Seuss!

About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.
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