This one may turn out to be a little too easy but I really enjoyed writing the Seussian rhymes.
Nine tall men are standing tall. Nine tall men here all in all.
As they talk amongst each other, "Wait!" they hear, "There is another!"
In walks Sergeant Bleighterfest. "There is another!" he protests.
"Nothing's missing" says the crew. "We're all here. What's wrong with you?"
"He is the youngest - I'll admit - but he's important, every bit."
"Bah," they say, "We know that slob. He is useless at our job.
He sulks and hides and rarely talks. He's certainly no chatterbox."
"Is that a reason to exclude? To mock and joke and be so rude?
By himself he is not much," admits the Sergeant to the bunch.
"Everyone must help him be all that I know that he can be.
I know his task he will not shirk but, without you, he cannot work!"
Here the Sergeant paused to think where could that little guy have slinked?
Snorkeling at Sharktooth Reef? I've never held such disbelief!
Diving off our tallest peak? That cannot be the place I seek.
Wait a minute, I'm so dense! I needn't be in such suspense.
"If he's gone – walked out the door – he's even more here than before!"
It was just then he realized the last had been here all the time.
The Sergeant spun until he spotted the space for little one allotted
Filled now - someone's in the spot. "There you are, you silly ___________!"
- Who was missing?
- How would you fill in the blank line at the end?
- Can you find the other group members hiding in the riddle?