You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss

At SFBay and all the land
we stop and pause to thank a man.
A man who shaped our early years
who raised us right and calmed our fears.
His art drew us in
but wouldn’t you know it
that this gifted artist
was also a poet.
He taught us to share
he taught us to care
he taught us that life
won’t always be fair.
He taught us to try things
that we’ve never had
he taught us that different
doesn’t mean that it’s bad.
And of all the joy
that he managed to spread
the lessons, the credos,
the books before bed
The thing that stands out
and holds up all the while
Is how the great Dr. Seuss
always got us to smile.

Thank you, Theodor Geisel!

Jesse Garnier
Jesse Garnier is the editor and founder of SFBay. A Mission District native, he also teaches journalism as associate professor at San Francisco State University.

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