This is a sort of self Biography where I incorporated Dr. Seuss quotes.
When I was young and loved Dr. Seuss
my mother would tell me
You silly goose
Listen to me
I have things to say
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
But as I seeked direction
playing out in the yard
scraping my knees and
I wasn’t the same as
the rest in my town
And when I cried because
I didn’t fit in my mother would say
with a comforting grin
“Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.”
I took that to heart and older I grew
With obstacles coming
more than I knew
I went to school and worked very hard
I did art, learned to read, made my
mother a card. But I was smaller than
the rest of the friends that I made so
my mother would tell me
as my tears would fade.
“A person’s a person no matter how small.”
Again I was off in the world of third grade
I was 9 years old and very afraid
We started to switch some of our classes
with lots of tall teachers with
lots of thick glasses.
I was ahead in math but still
so little, I always got stuck ending up
in the middle and when
I would struggle with any one thing
My teacher would tell me
with a certain spring
“Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is ever going to get better.
So I worked even harder
in all that I did
I crammed, studied.
Until as a kid
I couldn’t think anymore
I couldn’t bare my own
I wasn’t expressing what was inside
of my bones
And my mother would tell me
her voice a soft coo
“If things start happening,
don't worry, don't stew,
just go right along and you'll start happening too”
But,assignments meant nothing, because of the
Schools where we fit all our stories into their rules
I couldn’t write how I wanted or say what I thought
I didn’t read all the books that were being taught
And when I followed the rules that were there
I never got justice for grades that I cared
so much about but nobody knew
That I could accomplish all of it too.
Even though I was all by myself
I would take a Suess book off from my shelf
I would read what I wanted
Write how I felt
Not caring if what I said
made people melt.
And when I yelled and I argued and I didn’t accept
My mother finally told me as I sat there and wept
“All alone! Whether you like it or not,
alone is something you'll be quite a lot”
“Be sure when you step,
Step with care and great tact.
And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)”
“Kid, you'll move mountains.”
“You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the gal who'll decide where to go.”
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way”