Goodbye, Dr. Seuss | Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

I wrote the following on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. I am 74, an elementary educator and a lifelong fan of all things Seuss. Until now.

You’ve heard the stories, which I’ve digested

and quite frankly, I’m disgusted

Old liberal Dr. Seuss

apparently included a drawing of a noose

In World War II the thing to do

was be against Hitler and the Nazis too

I’m ashamed and broken

now that history has spoken

and I will no longer pay tribute

to a man I dispute

Goodbye Dr. Seuss, you were a friend

but consider my last line the end

I can no longer do covers of your songs

after reading about your mistakes and wrongs

So rest in peace Old Man

I’m afraid you’ve lost a lifelong fan

Bruce Orchid