Christmas verse from 1959

Dec 24, 2013 'Cy Cology'

Editor's note: The following letter, in poetic form, was published in The Ranger during the Christmas season of 1959. The writer was identified only as "Cy Cology."


I think that I shall never see,

a perfect, perfect Christmas tree,

a tree whose branches are just right,

not too loose and not too tight.

A tree (if it had ears) would snort

when one says its branches are too short,

"A tree that's not too this or that,

A tree that's not too thin or fat."

A tree that looks at God all day,

and lifts its needly arms to pray.

Poems are made by fools like me,

but only God can make a tree.

A prayer I'll make on bended knees,

"Dear Lord, next year, please, please, please,

Four million perfect Christmas trees."

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