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Kareem Tayyar: Thoughts While Reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” By Dr. Seuss

I watch as the boy sets out for the larger world and think of my grandfather’s father,

On a boat bound for America,

Silently reciting the Our Father while crossing the Atlantic.

 

He has a small suitcase,

He has his Catholic prayers,

He has enough money to purchase one meal a day.

 

A book like this would have seemed ridiculous to him.

After all, there was only one place to go:

 

An address in New York where someone he knew could give him a bed for a few nights,

If he could get there.


 

Copyright 2017 Kareem Tayyar

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This entry was posted on September 14, 2017 by in Poetry, Social Justice and tagged , .
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