Simple Seuss(Today you are you)

Simple Seuss(Today you are you)

A Poem by John Ciarmello

He is one of my hero's!


Simply Seuss (Today you are you)


"Green Eggs and Ham,"

my favorite rhyme,

it corners

 a simple point in time,

when all was good

 and hearts held droll.

When words had meaning,

and writer’s soul.

I cheer them on

these writer’s wrongs;

the wolf,

 the pigs,

 and Dinah's bong.

I sail close to words with


Whether prose or rhyme, it’s the greats

I chart.

Simple are the words they write.

a letter,

 a symbol…

 to end the night.


 it corners just a point in time

when being good was not a crime.

When genuine banter

 then cooled the hearts,

alongside of the pie

and the apple tarts.

Now, what likes do our children have of rhyme?



 blood and crime?

I sob now for

new writer’s wrongs;

they write not of the

bluebird’s songs.

Hence, I cherish this rhyme

"Green eggs and Ham,"

the best,

the worst, of

 "Sam, I am."

Now, what do we write, these days of new?

The Grinch?

the fox?

 Horton's who?


 the answer is, all writers


Today my friends,

you are you.

© 2018 John Ciarmello

Author's Note

John Ciarmello
I love writing for Children. Seuss is one of my favorites! I wrote this as a dedication to him on his birthday! I miss his style.

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This is an awesome message! Many times I think about how different life must be for the children of today, but here you've gone & expressed that in a creative & joyful way. Not having had kids myself, I'm not familiar with the various books & nursery rhymes that are well-known to others. Here you've shared Suess in a way that can be understood by many who might not have had this childhood experience. My favorite line: "when being good was not a crime" *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago

You are a master at this. You are really engaged even with children. I do like him, too. I really enjoy you on this site...

Posted 9 Months Ago

John Ciarmello

9 Months Ago

Ditto my dear friend
Sami Khalil

9 Months Ago

You are welcome...
He must be very lucky to whom this brilliant poem is dedicated...lovely writing..I enjoyed the flow and poem as well..

Posted 9 Months Ago

John Ciarmello

9 Months Ago

Thank you my friend Govind! He is a Children's rhyme book author of old.
Govind singh

9 Months Ago

Ur so wlcm..

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Added on February 23, 2018
Last Updated on February 23, 2018


John Ciarmello
John Ciarmello


I'm a 58 year old enthusiastic writer of short story and Children's rhyme. I love to try all types of writing. I love the challenge of flash fiction. I'm not sure I have a novel in me though! We shall.. more..