I have always looked up to the late Theodor Geisel, better known to millions as Dr. Seuss. As a writer myself, one of the qualities I admire most was his ability to take complex ideas (learning to read, racial equality, materialism) and make them engaging and easy to understand for readers (The Cat in the Hat, The Sneetches, How the Grinch Stole Christmas).
Having read a biography on Seuss, I knew that his birthday was this month (March 2), which got me thinking: If Seuss were still with us, how might he have used his considerable talents to explain a complicated and sometimes boring topic like retirement planning?
Of course we'll never know, but I thought I'd use his rhyming and poetic meter as inspiration and take a stab at it myself. The result is the poem below.
For a free, illustrated PDF of this poem, visit www.intentionalretirement.com/someday.
Joe Hearn is an Omaha financial planner. He can be reached at 402-331-8600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.