Monday, July 23, 2012

Dr. Seuss for Writers


Dr. Seuss for Writers
By Kris Kahrs

I need to write!
I need to write!
I jump out of my bed at night.
I need a pen.
I need a light.
I cannot write this way at night.
I find a pen.
Does it have ink?
I find a light above the sink.
Oh no, Oh no, the ink is pink.
I cannot use this pen I think.
I need a drink.

I have to write!
I have to write!
I hold a light to help my sight.
Between my toes, under the sheet.
I hold a light.
No easy feat (feet)!



Does my hero have a car?
Does my hero travel far?
Oh!  What a lot of verbs there are!
Which way’s the bar?



I cannot write.
I cannot write.
I am too tired, this time of night.
The words do not come out quite right.
Can I put it here or there?
Can I put it anywhere?
I don’t care.
Good night.

19 comments:

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    1. And I wish I was published Sue. Harumph! Love you!

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    1. Susan, you will love our Summer Conference hijinx. Stay tuned.

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  3. Ooo, this is too good to be true. Thanks for the humor in the writer's life.

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    1. Hi Penelope-- Are you going to the SCBWI Summer Conference? If so, all 4 of the Fab Four will be there, meaning The Pen and Ink Blog crew. Please say hi and let us know it's you!

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  4. Absolutely wonderful, Kris. You caught the Seussian feel perfectly!!

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  5. Yes, I channeled Seuss while writing this. He tickles.

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    1. Hi Connie--

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by The Pen and Ink Blog. We aim to amuse!

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  7. I need to comment.
    I need to comment.
    I will comment in a boat.
    I will comment in a moat.
    I will not comment with a goat.
    Sincerely,
    Comment of a Dope

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    1. Ha! Lupe is in the house, Ladies and Gents!

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  8. This is great! You really do a wonderful Seuss!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. You will need to watch for us at the SCBWI Summer Conference. If you're there, stop by and say hello.

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    1. Thanks Donna! It was a fun piece to write.

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  10. I like the Wish Tree. That's a great idea. We experienced the British Rcok n Roll Invasion during the 1960s and now you have the American Fat Tourist Invasion. At least that's what the media is saying.

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