Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

I Was Afraid Of Doctors...Till I Met Dr. Seuss - Poem by Mary Nagy

I was afraid of doctors.
They made me turn all red.
They made me itch and get a rash
I scratched until I bled.

One day I found an old book
just lying in my yard.
I knew that I could read it...
I was six and it wasn't hard!

The book was filled with magic
and wondrous, crazy things.
It told about another world
where dogs could be the kings!

I looked at the front cover
to see who wrote this book
to my couldn't be!
I need a second look!

A doctor wrote this story! ?
I guess they're not all bad!
If he could think such silly things
then, surely I'll be glad.

I'll go to see the doctor...
I give you no excuse.
I only hope my doctor is
as fun as Dr. Seuss!

Comments about I Was Afraid Of Doctors...Till I Met Dr. Seuss by Mary Nagy

  • (6/9/2006 9:06:00 PM)

    The only question is, why do kids have to study 'Hamlet' rather than 'Horton'? Hmm, the only thing is..... turns out I STILL prefer 'Horton'. Of course, I've been reading a lot of Dr. Seuss lately. My sister's grandkids can't get enough of him, and he always has an edifying message. I loved this poem. Lovexx, Will (Report)Reply

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  • (2/25/2006 7:17:00 PM)

    Excellent, Mary, very pleasant, fun reading.

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  • (2/22/2006 12:57:00 PM)

    Mary, this is a great story and tribute! I see Gina mentioned 'Green Eggs and Ham' which was written using only 50 different words on a bet between Theodor Seuss Geisel and his publisher. -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • (2/21/2006 8:52:00 PM)

    How cool! ! Dr. Seuss is the first poet we tend to find! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/21/2006 2:54:00 PM)

    Dear Mary
    This is lovely, my favourite Dr.Suess work is The Grinch, I think that I can really relate to his charactor.Have you seen the film staring Jim Carey Absolute genious Love Duncan

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  • (2/21/2006 2:32:00 PM)

    Oh wow! I loved Dr Seuss! ! ! Must admit though I don't remember wondering what kind of Doctor he was... which is odd as I normally wonder that kind of thing! Anyway this is a lovely poem, Moyaxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (2/21/2006 2:03:00 PM)

    At 30, Mary 'Green Eggs and Ham' still rings in my ears. And yes, at 6 I too wondered what a doctor was doing writing rhymes instead of healing the sick. I also wondered who would pick such a silly and unusual surname for him or herself! Lovely Dr Seuss (who was a woman, no?) and lovely you for creating such a delightful tribute. 9 marks. Warm regards, Gina. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/21/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    He's the man for kids Mary. His rhymes also have a very good messages in them. Moira and I have spent many hours enjoying his work.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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