Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

One wish, two wish, red wish, blue wish

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Today is the day
A very special day
To say Happy Birthday
And give a very special pat
To that grammatical acrobat
The man who gave us The Cat in the Hat

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Born Theodor Geisel in 1904
He would eventually and forevermore
Be known as Dr. Seuss in every book store

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His imagination knew no bounds
And his wondrous, rhyming sounds
Made their way into 60 tomes, for all you book hounds

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He was also gifted with clay and ink
Splashing red, blue, and sometimes pink
With the ease of nothing more than a wink

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So let's hear it for the man
Who always had a master plan
To make each child a stupendous reading fan.

The End

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