Monday, June 1, 2009

Obsks and Jobsks

Three Cheers for Dr. Seuss!

Even thought he is not with us any longer, Dr Seuss is still a favorite among many. We've listened to his poems, or read them to our children, for decades, and his works still remain popular. I was curious to find out if he had any writings that we had not heard, so did a search. I discovered he had lived through troubled times like the world is now going through.

The short text below comes from Dr. Seuss' (Ted Seuss Geisel) life in the 30's while the depression, at THAT time, still held America in its grips. It was a 4 page illustrated novelette that was never published. Read these lines, but take heart - History repeats itself - things WILL improve!

   A flock of Obsks
From down in Nobsks

Hiked up to Bobsks
To look for Jobsks

Then back to Nobsks
With sighs and Sobsks...

There were, in Bobsks,
No jobs for Obsks.


Keetha Broyles said...

He certainly was clever with a pen, paper, and rhyming nonsense (and not so nonsense after all) words, wasn't he?

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is really impressive lady. I'm amazed at what you can do at times.

And yes times will get better.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Very cool! I've never read that before. Have a happy week! xo -C ^..^

Dismom said...

That was pretty cool-thanks for sharing it. I think my favorite quote from Dr. Seuss (and the one that inspires me the most) is from Oh the Places You'll Go:
"And will you succeed, you will indeed. It's ninety-nine and three quarters percent guaranteed. KID YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!"