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Item IDegyptian 1950 1215clark a.tif
TitleDark Musings
AuthorBy Roy L. Clark
DescriptionClark Writes Holiday
Poem To Close Out 1950
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1950 December 15
Volume32
Issue22
Page(s)3
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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TranscriptDark Musings
Clark Writes Holiday
Poem To Close Out 1950

By Roy L. Clark

There have been worse years
in 1950, but I think they were dated B. C. Looking back, I can only see one redeeming feature, and that is—1950 won't be coming back. This has definitely been an off year, and as off years
(thank heaven) this one is going. Maybe I'm being a little self‘, but it seems the only place I will rate is with my draft board.
perhaps I am judging the year rather harshly, but this is the way see, it in retrospect:
January, cold; February, cold March, winds, higher and bolder
April, rain; May, fair; June,
cloudy (no sun nowhere); July, hot; August, hotter and then September, school (probation again) October, warm; November, wet; December, snow (probation yet). add all the unpleasant things you can think of, and there you have 1950, which is my nomination for "The Thing."
Now that I've got you feeling as low as you possibly could anyway, I'm sure you won't mind just one more short poem And this is definitely the last one I'll write (this year).

Happy Holiday

Well 1950 is almost over, and I
for one am glad
his has been a lousy year, the
worst one I have had;

I‘ve been given by the draft board
a 1-A classification,
I've been given by the deans a
permanent place on probation.

There have been times when I
called names without respect to
name or station,
have cursed the entire math department back to the 15th
generation;

I have caused instructors misery
and brought the deans to grief
but that's all water under the
bridge. I'm turning that well
known leaf;
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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