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Letters to the Editor

We should be free

From Karon Finn


With apologies to Dr. Seuss’s “Yertle the Turtle.”

“I’m ruler,” said Wylie, “of all that I see. But I don’t see enough. If I could own more, how much greater I’d be! Ruler of all that I see!”

So Wylie bought more! He acquired all he could see. Didn’t care what he did to his neighbors and me.

“I’m Wylie the Coyote! Oh, marvelous me. For I am the ruler of all that I see!”

The neighbors and friends groaned.

“Your Majesty, please. We don’t like to complain, but out here beside you, we are feeling great pain. You have all the gain and we have all the pain.”

“You hush up your mouth!” howled the mighty King Wylie. “You’ve no right to complain – I’ve built great buildings and made great deals. I rule over the land, air, water and you. There’s nothing, no NOTHING that’s mightier than me!”

So all the neighbors and friends gathered one and all. They marched all around and chased Wiley away. Now they’re free, and maybe that’s a sign – a sign that all God’s creatures should be!

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