Poetry in disGeisel


    I wrote nine months ago that “A person’s a person, no matter how small!”

    Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say, “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” Brilliant, playful and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. I am both one of those youngsters and parents. He helped me learn to read and thus to think and write. In 1957, Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat In The Hat” was published and went on to become one of the most popular books ever printed. This beloved book combined an engaging story with outrageous illustrations, playful sounds and embraced many a truth. How would Theodor Geisel have portrayed the present confession to the love-making scandal in the White House? What truth would the Cat In The Hat evangelize on the subject? With apologies to Theodor Geisel, I now offer you an updated version of the original prose, Ken Starr You Are, You Are, now entitled, “I’m A Sinner, I Am, I Am.”

    President Clinton I have proven as you will see,

    You did grope and fondle Miss Lewinsky?

    You did grope her in the White House,

    You did grope Miss Monica beneath her blouse?

    Kenneth Starr I confess I did that here or there,

    I will no longer dispute your charges anywhere!

    Yes, I touch Monica close and far

    I even touched her with a cigar.

    Mister Clinton, you did smile, you did flirt?

    You even peeked beneath Monica’s skirt?

    Maybe you didn’t tell Miss Lewinsky to lie,

    Yet she was still called upon to testify?

    Lord forgive me Ken Starr-You-Are

    But you have pushed me way too far.

    I am now a reborn Christian man,

    Of broken spirit, I hold God’s hand!

    I have asked forgiveness from this land

    I’m a sinner Mr. Starr, I am, I am.

    Tom Fakehany