April 27, 1998


Ode to Hope for Novelty Hill

  There once was a timber baron named George,
   Who with railroads BIG land deals did forge.
   While his company grew to $9 billion, cutting trees straight and tall,
   He couldn't resist proposing another development with strip mall.
   There once was a county named King.
   Where a politician's oath means nothing.
   Following the example of L.A., With developers they play,
   Bringing destruction where birds used to sing.
   Then along come billionaires Bill, Craig and Paul,
   Who could buy 2,000 acres without blinking at all.
   Let's ask them to do it--Please save this unique place
   For wildlife to live and kids to play ball.
   M. O'Farrell, Redmond