The Winning Dr Seuss Poems
In celebration of the Dr Seuss exhibition in Woodville, we held a poetry completion where we challenged you to write a poem in the style of Dr Suess. Well here are the winning entries.
Dixie Cook was a cook.
Dixie Cook was a rook.
Dixie Cook was a rook who could cook.
Dixie Cook cooked for the King.
Thrice every day the King would ring
A bell for his favourite snack.
Herb-sprinkled, sun-dried, smoked lamb rack.
He ate it for breakfast, for dinner and tea.
In the morning, at night, whenever, really.
At last Dixie Cook made a decision.
“Lamb rack, O King, is bad for your vision.
Why not eat something different instead?”
The King was having breakfast in bed.
He threw back the bedclothes.
“Certainly, Cook! You are a very intelligent rook.
Make a new dish in time for my dinner!”
Dixie set to work. It had to be a winner.
She mixed up a pie made of beef and cheese.
Lettuce and breadcrumbs and lemon and peas.
The King ate the pie. He let out a sneeze.
“Dixie Cook! This won’t do! Disgusting! Please
Cook something different without any cheese.”
Dixie Cook mixed a soup, with vegetables and meat.
She tasted it. It was tangy and sweet.
The King sipped the soup. His face went green.
“Horrible! Awful! Disgusting! How mean!
You meant to poison your King and your Queen!
Guards, take Dixie away! You’ll stay in prison
For a year and a day!”
Poor Dixie. In prison, she thought very hard,
Then sent the King an apology card.
The King sent one back to Dixie Cook,
It read, “To Criminal Rook Dixie Cook,
You’ll be freed if you can do as I say.
You have a whole year and one day.
Think of a dish that I would like.
Call it Super Extreme Delight.
Cook it and send it to me,
And I will eat it for afternoon tea.
Dixie Cook was a brilliant rook,
So she thought for a year, very hard,
Then sent the King the dish and a card.
The King ate the dish, “Fantastic!” he cried.
“It’s super! It’s brilliant! It can’t be denied!
Guards, release Dixie Cook. She’s a very clever rook!”
He rewarded her with a golden crown.
She became the Head Cook in the town.
Many years later, the King still likes
Eating the Super Extreme Delight.
But once when he rang for his favourite snack –
“If you don’t mind, can I have some lamb rack?”
Winner 7 – 12
You and Me
If you were a book
And I was a writer
In my book I’d do anything to provide ya.
I may not be perfect
But definitely lucky
I swear to God it feels like lightning’s struck me.
I’m not much of a writer
But you’re an inspiration
It’s hard to take my breath
But for you it’s easy to take it.
They say love is like a flower
But it starts with a seed
So let’s plant it in the earth
For you and me.
Winner 13 – 17
Mud, Stress and Mum
Oh for the Mums who worry about dirt
Oh for the kids, dirt never hurt.
Dirt is such fun
Such fun on the run.
Mud under foot
Must ask to be stood
Oh, by boots on the feet
Of kids on the beat.
Kids who love to stomp
Love to stomp, love to tromp
Kids must run and jump
And leap and bump
Land with a thump.
And you land in a puddle
You can end in a muddle
And find that what was once in
Is now out and about.
And the joy to be had
And the fun to be found
When once what was in
Is now all over the ground.
The dirt that was down
Is now all over your crown
What was once clean and bright
Is now all over left and right.
Never was dirt such a worry
Or a fuss
When all that you need is
A jolly good wash.
At the end of the day
The fun never ends
And it will always drive
Mum around the bend!
Winner 18 & over
Congratulations to all 🙂