A Magic Message

Contributed By Dorothea Farris


This message arrived, like magic, through my phone!

I imagine if Dr. Seuss were alive today, he’d write something like this:

(Read with Dr. Seuss-like rhythm)


The buildings were big, and people would smile.

And travel they would, mile by mile.

But sick they became, in numbers it grew.

Businesses worried, communities, too.

Things stopped for a bit, the world slowed its roll.

The virus had certainly taken its toll.


But what they then saw from slowing things down,

Is, in fact, they now had less reason to frown.

Families now gathered, what game shall we play?

Pass me the blue crayon; give mommy the grey.

Dad’s home, guys! He’ll read us a book.

Then all of us come together and cook.


The lungs of the planet caught a small break.

Less travel means less pollution to make.

People did realize they’d all be OK.

They don’t need so much to get through the day.

Maybe this virus that caused so much stress,

Showed the whole world that more can mean less.


Written by Magic

Inspired by Dr. Seuss


Dorothea Farris is a longtime Roaring Fork Valley local. Her many lives have included work as a newspaper editor, a proofreader, a handwriting analyst, a weather reader for the airport, an activist and board member for educational, historical, environmental, wildlife, and political agencies and organizations.

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