Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, have you any wool?
Yes Sir, yes Sir, three bags full.
One for my jelly, and one for my jam
And one for the Subway Sam who won’t eat no ham.
Do you know what I’m trying to say here? You don’t? Good. Because if you do, you would be as crazy as I am. This is my crazy day. I feel like writing crazy verse. Crazy song. Crazy verse turned into crazy song.
Crazy, crazy, crazy song.
Join me. Together, we can celebrate this crazy day.
In fact, Dr. Seuss inspired me this evening. I owe this entire post to him. And friends who love him and quote him. Dr. Seuss made my day. I’m sure, it made theirs too.
Where did that jam and jelly thing come from? A friend posted on Facebook:
Tan I Am — I ain’t no yam.
If you like Jelly, you’ll LOVE my Jam!
Tan is IN! It’s HIP to be
This Tan if you’ve got a Big Belt Buckle like ME!
Immediately, it inspired me to react with something (well-wishers insist that I do not react) — as if in an electrical chain bulb. The Facebook’er was talking about color and asking us what color were we feeling today? One person said, tan. I felt like I was, like, olive — you know, North Indians sorta wear an olive tinge on their skin? Never heard of it? Good…now you did.
Isn’t that cool?
So, I wrote back (with Dr. Seuss the crazy inspiration in mind):
Olive me — I chuckle
O’ leave me — I buckle
Crazy rhyme or reason
Red ‘n Blue — or treason
Sweet ‘n sour dough
E-motion high or low.
Not bad…eh? Tell me about it! Even my friend who started the what-color-do-you-feel-like today was impressed. And she was so impressed, she pulled out another piece of crazy verse from her third floor attic. Now, that’s super cool!
Olive me. – Why not take Olive me.
Can’t you see, – I’m just Drab without you
Take brown pants, – I want to lose them
Khaki too, – I’ll never use them.
Your good-bye – leaving with Swarthy sighs
You took the part- that once was my heart.
So why not – why not take Olive me!
simply super fine!
What color you in?
(Sure ya got a grin — right?
Sure ya got a grin.)
But life’s like ice cream
You hold it on and lick it up
When fullest, sexy brim.
E-motion high or low. Couldn’t make’em think. They refused to think. Friends punched a blow.
You could make it fun
Idea sin or crazy
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have
to know how.”