The Grinch Who Stole The Prosperos

By Mike Zonta, H.W., M. (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

Every Who down in Whoville liked The Prosperos a lot.
But the Grinch who lived north of Whoville did not.

The Grinch thought the Truth, to him, was uncouth.
So he plotted and planned and structured a ruse.

He’d sponsor a dean of the school,
then vamoose.

No one would know.
No Who’d be the wiser.

And for many years,
he was a well-hidden miser.

But finally one day
the Grinch showed his face.

And the dean gave up power
and the Grinch fell to grace.

Instead of clinging to a power elusive.
The Grinch gave it up and became a reclusive.

But all the Whos in Whoville now knew
that the Grinch was a Who man who valued the True.

And the Whos in Whoville
governed themselves well.

And the dean and the Grinch
became Whos as well.

And Whoever reads this,
Whoever might be.

Knows that the Whos in Whoville
are finally free.

3 thoughts on “The Grinch Who Stole The Prosperos”

  1. Hi Mike, good work using the Dr. Suess verse. I thought I was with you to here:
    _______________
    But all the Whos in Whoville now knew
    that the Grinch was a Who man who valued the True.
    ——————-
    How did that happen? Didn’t the Grinch do something underhanded with the Dead because he didn’t like The Prosperos? And then, more puzzles:
    ——————–
    And the Whos in Whoville
    governed themselves well.
    And the dean and the Grinch
    became Whos as well.
    And Whoever reads this,
    Whoever might be.
    Knows that the Whos in Whoville
    are finally free.
    ———————
    How nice–and everyone lived happily ever after!

  2. Cute, but let’s be careful of how much “other” we’re seeing here. It’s all a reflection and interpretation of One Mind, right? So whatever is right, or “wrong,” is all there in each individuation. Happy New Year…. And may 2020 live up to its association with clear vision!

  3. That’s the problem with poetry, nobody knows what you’re talking about. Except I think the subjects of this rhyme will have a pretty good idea. How did the “Dead” get into it? And yes, everyone does live happily ever after after they (we) have been fully exposed and then are given-for.

    m.z.

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