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Letters to the Editor

‘Lost Lake’

I am an avid supporter and defender of Save the Lake, DePue. I have a passion for writing, and in my free time while not teaching fourth grade at DePue, I write poetry.

Lost Lake

“As i lie on my death bed,

No one seems to care.

Many stop by to visit,

But I don’t have a prayer.

My days are surely numbered,

Others ‘bodies’ flourish and grow.

What has become of my legacy —

Lost beauty — only I can know?

The ‘Big Wheels’ Keep on turning,

Not the ones I loved so dear.

Today they turn their backs on me —

Deny help from year to year.

Days of youth and thunder

Are gone now from my reach;

My life, my wealth, my being,

These things I so beseech.

Next time you throw that rock at me,

Or beat me with your oar,

I’ll remember to stand proud and true

Like the Lake DePue of yore.”

Clare Zoran Gonzalez

DePue

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