Poems of the Week

And to Think That I Saw It on Culture War Street

by Chris O’Carroll

“6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published anymore because they portray people in ‘hurtful and wrong’ ways”

The Foxters were fuming, the Foxters were sad.
Now Seuss is offensive? The left has gone mad!
But was there one word from some talking head’s mouth
Against Disney for “canceling” Song of the South?

From that unabashed racism back in the day
We’re en route to a better American way.
Though so many Seuss words and Seuss pictures are good,
Still he could have done better, as all of us should.

He is one of the greats and a man of his time,
So to love him and yet look askance is no crime.
We just hope we are raising our children so well
That when we, too, go wrong they’ll be able to tell.