For our most recent staff retreat, I was given the opportunity to write a poem, in the style of Dr. Seuss, about our team. What other workplace asks you to write such fun material? 🙂 Enjoy!
A Seussian Red Cross
In a land of nonsense, quite grand they do say,
Where children and grownups quite ridiculously play –
The Who’s & the Horton’s, Sneetches & Zax,
Grinch & Lorax & Cat in the Hat –
There’s only one group to handle that clatter,
One crew enough to tackle the matter.
The Seussian Red Cross jump into the fray,
The Seussian Red Cross will save the day.
We’re led by our captain, the Betsy of Pratts,
While Amber and Bryan have Betsy’s back.
The Grinch stands no chance with Crystal around,
Sending cards & good cheer to all soldiers’ towns.
When Thing One and Thing Two muck up the house,
Alyssa’s team shows them what we’re about.
Providing for needs, while home disarrayed,
Working hard to ensure the family is safe.
When Green Eggs & Ham cause a terrible slump,
When “in a box with a fox” causes a bump,
When Sam-I-Am has no clue what to do,
Traci’s team brings calm to the hullabaloo.
And while the medics of Seussville need quite a lot,
The Blood Services team transports blood on the spot.
What a crew, what a team!
But don’t forget behind the scenes.
Eileen’s got a group drawing Who’s far and wide,
To help out the town, in blue and grey skies.
We can’t do this alone – not if we tried.
This they know, as do Lyn’s own patrol,
Who wrangles the money from high and from low.
Then there’s Brooke and Biz Ops,
Her behind-the-scenes team.
They help with buildings and fleet and little big things.
Oh the Places You’ll Go, thanks to Beth in HR,
Oh the Thinks You Can Think if you travel so far.
She gives money and vacation and holidays too,
Our own personal genie in this land of Seuss.
We can’t deny, it takes a full crew,
And Trish spreads the news with gusto renewed
By coffee and lattes and java and such.
You really just can’t compete with this bunch.
There’s so much about Seussville to love & to cherish,
But the Seussville Red Cross is greatest of greatest.