I added Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” to my niece’s baby shower gift.  I had the bright idea to inscribe it with a little poem in Seuss’ trademark meter – tetrameter.  It was much harder than I thought it would be, especially because I already had the last line and had to build up to it.  It ended up taking me about three hours to write, but I’m happy with the results and know it’s a unique inscription.  Can’t return that gift!

For Marisa’s baby girl:

You’re smart and good looking.
You’re generous and kind.
And we can’t leave out
adventurously inclined.
Your life will be a journey
of curiosity and awe
unbounded depth that
the seers all saw!
You’ll fill your life to the edges
with astonishing scenes
because you and I, girl,
we share the same genes!

 – Great Aunt Pat