Friday, March 05, 2010

Thank You! Thank You, Sam-I-Am! - a thank you poem

Thank You! Thank You, Sam-I-Am!
Gregory K.

Would you like to learn to read?
     All books are dull. I see no need.

All books are dull? No! Take a look –
Green Eggs and Ham! Here, try this book.

If you will let me be,
I will try it. You will see.

This book is great! I see the need -
I understand why I should read!

Now I will read books on a train
And in a car and on a plane.
And I will read while in a house
And in a box and with a mouse.
Now I will read books here and there.
Yes, I will read books anywhere!

I do so like Green Eggs and Ham!
Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-Am!

This poem was actually inspired by a contest (and originally left as a comment in a slightly different form) at OPWFT. And since Tuesday was Dr. Seuss's birthday... call it a tribute and thanks to him, too.

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Kelly said...


Deb said...

Love this! And might I add a thanks to Hop on Pop--I _still_ remember that reading moment. Thanks for sharing...

Author Amok said...

I hope you had a chance to read this to some kids on RAAD Day. So much fun!

jama said...

I like it!!

Liz in Ink said...

Such fun!

Jen Robinson said...

I love it, Greg!!

TimKeeton said...


I love it! Ted Geisel would be proud.

Mary Lee said...

Thank goodness for Dr. Seuss! (Great poem!!)

Laura Evans said...

Thanks, Greg. I'm so glad this ham is not spam! Good work!


Beth Mithen said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing!

Brian Miller said...

fun poem...very seussical....