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I started to write this as a satire.   Upon rereading the Gettysburg Address,  I realized that Lincoln's words are too compelling to belittle.  I think that Dr. Seuss would have agreed.  So here is my version of how Dr. Seuss would have written The Gettyburg Address.  No doubt he would have done it better on his own!
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In years numbering seven and eighty,

Came forth our founders

On land vast and mighty

with no room for doubters!



In Liberty they trusted

original words could have no sequel

Upon the Proposition

that all men were created equal.



Now its Brother verse Brother

In a battle of strength

Who’s outcome will determine

If this nation has Length.



We are here at the arena,

where many have perished

to dedicate that land

to those that were cherished.



So what we have done

Is

Right

          Right

                    Right

                             Right

But in the grand scheme

do we have the right

to dedicate this holy land,

while our sons are still a fight.

Those men of great valor

both here and in heaven

have hallowed this land,

better than we can envision.

My words will soon be forgotten

But not many a brave troop

By grateful family, friends

whose loss can’t recoup.

It is for those of us left

to continue the sojourn

in memory of those

who made freedom their concern.

So here we assert

that those lives will have meaning

we’ll free those enslaved

and stop all their bleeding



For now this great nation

will purge its great poisons

For we shall endure

to be governed by its citizens.

 

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