The Once-ler: And all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word.
Boy: [reading it] “Unless?”
The Once-ler: Yes. “Unless.”
Boy: What’s an unless?
The Once-ler: [sung] Just a far away word/just a far away thought…
Boy: A thought about what? About something I ought?
The Once-ler: [sung] Well… A thought about something that somebody ought/a thought about something… that somebody… ought.
The Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.

secret subject swap smokeyWelcome to Take One of March’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week, Baking In A Tornado handed 15 brave bloggers a secret subject from someone else and assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts!

This time my “Secret Subject” was submitted by: http://mybrainonkids.net/ .

The subject she gave me… 

If you got to spend the day with any Dr. Seuss character, who or what would it be and what would you do?

So many wonderful fun vibrant characters to choose from!

It’s no secret I’m a bit of a tree hugging hippy.

I can’t help it, I like nature.

Hanging out with The Lorax would be pretty neat.

suess 8Debating world issues, playing games with the bar-ba-loot bears, swami swans and humming fish, perhaps just some general frolicking will have to take place.

suess 5Good heavens it’s just so beautiful surrounded by truffula trees!

Plus I’ve always had a burning desire to ask The Lorax a question.

Lorax, how do you lift yourself like that and will you teach me?

suess 25

Now I’ve always thought it would be pretty funny to be Sam-I-Am.

I don’t know how awesome it would be to chase people around with Green Eggs and Ham.

I wonder how much it pays to shove moldy looking food at a stranger.

sueaa 17 sam i am

On second thought, being the resident food pusher around here, I already have a little Sam going on.

Would you, could you,

Eat over your plate!

Hurry up or you’ll be late!

Would you eat with a fox?

Be a dear and pass the lox

Would you could you in the rain?

Why are you eating strange colored food in the rain with a potentially rabid fox! Get inside before you catch a cold!

Eh, er… um, maybe Sam would re-evaluate his career path after hanging out with me so maybe I’ll pass on the eggs as well.

suess 16There once was a time where I wanted to run the zoo.

Training and interacting with those amazingly beautiful creatures sounded too good to be true!

Young Gerald and I would stroll through the park eating over sized fluffs of cotton candy and drinking fruit juice out of animal shaped plastic bottles.

He’d tell me of his travels, where he caught which creature and we’d laugh until it was time to shovel poop.

We own six exotic cats, I LIVE in a zoo.

I’ll take a pass on more poop please!

suess 18I’ve long been a big fan of Horton.

I am a big fan of his life philosophies.

It’s rare to find an elephant with such high morals and values now days.

I tend to root for the underdog but it’s even better when it involves someone freakishly taking a leap of faith because it’s the right thing to do.

I think Horton and I would do some floating down the lazy river in the afternoon.

suess 7 We’d play with the other sweet fuzzy critters and run through the flowers.

Then my hay fever would act up and poor Horton had a nervous break down at the idea that my snout could be wiping out whole cities and thriving worlds.

My sneeze could break the elephants back.

For the love of Whoville!

You can’t take me anywhere!

Sorry Whovillians and Horton old pal!

Never my plan to go so afoul!


suess 19The cat would make a fine friend for the day indeed!

Wont take but a minute to be right up to speed.

This cat oh this cat works magic in a small space,

Leave a disaster of laughter just in case

anyone had any doubt about this cat made of sin

Oh what fun we’d have! Oh the shenanigans!

suess 22Oh my fishy friend would have the worst time keeping up with us!

However, friends like The Cat are really no good for us at all.

I wouldn’t be a very good example if I went around causing mischief with a rather large cat in a striped top hat.

suess 20This cat friend would drive me ’round the bend with his antics.

His unpredictable nature would reek havoc causing me to want to box him and ship him to Katmandu.

Ship a beloved character to foreign lands?

Oh yeah… quickly before one of his many things escapes!!

suess 12I think I would be best served to have stayed with The Lorax to speak for the trees.

Hike along the crystal blue rivers teeming with humming fishing playing a favorite tune.

Lounge below the multi colored tufts of the truffula trees listening to Old Lorax tell the stories from when he was once young. While the Bar-ba-loots frolic and enjoy the sun.

suess 9

Wide open spaces no menacing threats.

A place to run free, be happy and yet

The Lorax and I would find much work left to do,

No bad attitudes and no being a poo.

We’ll be on a mission to right all the world’s wrongs

Doing such good they’ll immortalize us in songs.

suess 11 unless

Oh the places we’ll go and adventures we’ll see…

And then I woke up because I had to pee.

Unless you visit the other awesome Secret Subject Swap Bloggers,

You wont know the crazy talent I’m writing with!

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    • Nicole on March 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I love what you did there! How creative and awesome. My favorite Is the Lorax, but I love all the books.

  1. A fantastic prompt and an AMAZING take on the prompt! LOVED this! Enormously clever and silly. Well done!

  2. I swear this prompt was meant for you. What an amazing job you did, and rhyming along the way too! I love all your choices, but I’m a “Horton” girl, myself!

  3. WOW!!! That was GREAT!!!! I love what you did with this prompt!!!!
    The Lorax is awesome, but I think I am more of a Cat in the Hat kinda girl. LOL

  4. This is such a great prompt! I love your whole take on it. Dr. Seuss was a rock star. We have pajama day in school on the 2nd of March to celebrate his birthday. I think I own every book he ever wrote (after his satire years). Have you read “My Many Colored Days?” It’s beautiful.Your writing is always so creative, Meg.

    p.s. I received your topic this month…Yay!!

  5. You, my friend, nailed it. This prompt was PERFECT for you and Karen was absolutely, 100% right to give it to you. I LOVE what you did with it….

    • karen on March 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    WOW…so flipping creative woman. WOW WOW WOW… LOVED IT. YOU ROCKED IT. I think I would be Sam too, since I push food to my son and hubby all the time.

    • Roshni on March 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    So very sweet!! I love Dr Seuss books so of course, this post is just so wonderful to me!! 🙂

  6. This was clever and fun! Excellent post.

  7. What a fun prompt, and an even more fun way to use it!

    • Leslie on March 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

    What a great question to answer, you did fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

    • Rosey on March 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    This was a fun post. 🙂

    We love Dr. Suess in our house, and The Lorax is one of my newest faves!
    Visiting today from Super Sunday Sync.

  8. Super creative girl … We have a ton of the Dr Seuss books. I have to say I have never been a fan ~ it was more my husband’s thing but he and Reagan love reading the books together!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  9. You did an awesome job and made some fantastic choices. I myself would have to go with Horton every time. I’ve always had a soft spot for that elephant.

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