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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 ...

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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." Editor: 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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