Sunday, May 21, 2006

28 Years Later

Something from a fun Carebear book called Birthday Bear's Book of Birthday Poems, a gift from Karina last year.

IF WE DIDN'T HAVE BIRTHDAYS
By Dr. Seuss

If we didn't have birthdays, you wouldn't be you.
If you'd never been born, well then what would we do?
If you'd never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.

Or worse that all that... Why, you might be a WASN'T!
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, she doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. She just isn't present.
But you... You ARE YOU! And, now isn't that pleasant!

I'm glad I'm not a fish, a toad or a doorknob! I'm glad I'm not potatoes or tomatoes either! I'm glad I'm me... a little Yellow with my own Bright Purple Spots!

2 comments:

tita gang said...

mygaaaaaaaaad I knew I forgot someone's birthday. shyet

CloudWoman said...

It's okay, Tita Gang/SuperWoman... you're still "one of us". I miss you though! :( Let's meet up soooooooooooooooooooooon!