Blue Dippity-Do – An Ode to Blue
The first week of March was not only the start of Colon Cancer Awareness Month (including Dress in Blue Day on March 4) it was also Dr. Seuss week at my friend’s daughter’s elementary school. With all the wonderful shades of blue on my mind, mixed together with the wacky world of Dr. Seuss, I haven’t been able to stop thinking in rhyme.
So with this installment of Butt Seriously, we are going to celebrate all those who dressed in blue on National Dress in Blue Day and participated in Stop Colon Cancer Now’s Facebook/Twitter Dress in Blue Day contest along with Dr. Seuss, the famous children’s author who was wonderfully askew.
I lovingly titled my first piece:
Blue Dippity-Do! (Inspired by The Cat in the Hat and Oh, The Places You Will Go)
Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
It is even better to be BLUE
But you have to know how
How to do the BLUE dippity-do!
When you BLUE dippity-do, you can have cobalt bows on your head or cyan-socked feet in your shoes. You can celebrate Dress in Blue Day in any way you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know, so go ahead and become a Blue Dippity-Do fellow!
YOU are the only one who can decide who else learns, how to rescue themselves from the colon cancer voodoo.
Pulitzer – definitely not! A Dr. Seuss honorable mention – possibly (wishful thinking)! Applause from a 4-year-old – absolutely!
Now please join me in giving a larger round of applause for Stop Colon Cancer Now’s Facebook/Twitter Dress in Blue Day contest winners:
- Amanda Vaughn
- Sarah B. Dattilo Via
- Kevin Rygg
- Connie Jones Asplund
Thank you to the four contest winners and everyone else who dressed in Blue on National Dress in Blue Day! You all helped break down the barriers that keep people ill-informed about colon cancer. Contest winners, please contact email@example.com for information on how to receive your Stop Colon Cancer Now tote bag.
As I sign off today, I want to leave you with one more badly rewritten Dr. Seuss piece that reminds us all why we should get screened:
One polyp, Two polyp, Red polyp, Blue polyp (Inspired by One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish)
One polyp, Two polyp, Red polyp, Blue polyp,
Black polyp, Blue polyp, Old polyp, New polyp.
This one is the size of a little scar.
This one is as big as a jaguar
Say! What a lot of polyps there are.
Yes. Some are red, and some are blue.
Some are old and some are new.
Some are sad, and some are mad,
And some are very, very bad.
Why are they sad and mad and bad?
I do not know, go ask Dr. Chad.