Monday, February 25, 2008

Pale Green Pants

Remember Dr. Seuss's story about the pale green pants? They were scary at first, but when you get to know them, they're pretty groovy.

2 comments:

Groovy said...

Well, I was walking in the night
and I saw nothing scary
for I have never been afraid of anything.
Not very.

Then I was deep within the woods,
when suddenly I spied them.
I saw a pair of pale green pants
with nobody inside them.
I wasn’t scared but yet I stopped.
What could those pants be there for?
What could a pair of pants at night
be standing in the air for?

And then they moved, those empty pants!
They kind of started jumping.
And then my heart, I must admit,
it kind of started thumping.

So I got out- I got out fast,
as fast as I could go sir.
I was not scared but pants like that
I do no care for, no sir.

After that a week went by.
Then one dark night in Grinitch,
I had to do an errand there and
fetch some Grinitch spinach.
I was starting back through town
when those pants raced around a corner and
they almost knocked me down.

I lost my Grinitch spinach
but I did not even care
I ran for home, believe me
I really had a scare.

Now bicycles were never made for
pale green pants to ride ‘em.
Especially spooky pale green pants
with no body inside ‘em.

And next night I was fishing
for doubt trout on Roover river
when those pants came rowing toward me,
I really started into shiver.
And by now I was so frightened
that I’ll tell you but I hate to-
I screamed and rowed away and lost
my hook and line and bait too!

I ran and found a brickle bush.
I hid myself away.
I got prickles in my britches
but I stayed there anyway.

I stayed all night, the next night too
I’d be there still, no doubt,
but I had to do an errand
so the next night I went out.

I had to do an errand-
had to pick a peck of snide
in a dark and gloomy snide field
that was almost 9 miles wide.
I said “I do not fear those pants
with nobody inside them.”
I said and said and said those words-
I said them but I lied them.

Then I reached inside a snide bush
and the next that I knew,
I felt my hand touch someone
and I bet that you know who.

And there I was- caught in the snide!
And in that dreadful place
those spooky empty pants and I
were standing face to face!

I yelled for help, I screamed, I shriked,
I howled, I yowled, I cried.
“Oh save me from those pale green pants
with nobody inside!”

But then a strange thing happened-
why those pants began to cry!
Those pants began to tremble.
They were just as scared as I!

I never heard such whimpering,
and I began to see
that I was just as strange to them
as they were strange to me.

I put my arm around their waist
and sat right down beside them
I calmed them down-
poor empty pants
with nobody inside them.

And now we meet quite often,
those empty pants and I.
And we never shake or tremble
We both smile and we say
“Hi!”

FavAuntTess said...

Thanks for the fun remembery.

XO

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