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Tuesday 6 March 2012

The Lorax

The assumption for this is that we all know the score
And is overshadowed by glitz and glamour and more
I had to Google to refresh my remembering
Of the Lorax from childhood who tried to stop us from "timber" ing

But the trailer brought back the love of Dr. Suess
who gives us wuzzles and fuzzles and feffer-feffs and moose
who opens our minds and our hearts with new verse
and embraces us with laughter, confusion and bursts

Of things that are wildly and beautifully off-centre
he acts as a teacher, a friend and a mentor
where imagination is something shared by all
for all of our creatures, no matter how small

And then there's DeVito, oh Danny, my friend
who will continue to entertain and amuse 'till the end
with voice and presence much bigger than his frame
his accomplishments and stature well beyond just his name

But trailer for this, the Lorax, you see
Is colourful, bouncy, too shiny for me
A message is sent, in the trailer not clear
and left me wanting not popcorn, but beer

Not all know the message of the Lorax here-in
where environmental - ism must surely begin
to plant a tree from each one that is torn
to replenish the forest so another is born

I know I will see it but when, I'm not certain
perhaps when my son opens the four-year-old curtain
but Suess in his brilliance makes us not want to grow-up
and I hope that the film makers don't f**k this one up


  1. Excellent job, my friend. The good doctor would be proud.

  2. As film reviews go
    This one's really quite terse
    But I must give you points
    For composing in verse

    Your rhymes are quite clever, and fitting and cute
    Does your muse visit you in her barbaloot suit?


    1. Thank you for commenting with the reference, barbaloot
      I giggled & smiled as your comments where quite a hoot
      Though I wouldn't say "terse" when refering to my verse
      Thanks for the effort, it could have been worse...

      And thanks for reading!

  3. Greggie, the Curmudgeon19 March 2012 at 10:06

    And today, you are you,
    that is truer that true.
    There is no one alive
    who is Youer than You.

    …And you’re awesome,
    yer dudeliness…

    1. And you are awesome for reading the blog!
      Thank you, Greggie!

  4. Okay. Dude, I finally read it. Funny. Stop asking me about reading it. I read it. You were here. You saw. Good review, though. ASS kick good.