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Ode to a Skyscraper

(Felix wrote and recited this poem in episode 51, "The Pen is Mightier than the Pencil")

Born of the rubble that lies there
Nurtured through snow and through rain
By men whose only companions
Are derrick, and shovel, and crane.
Center for great institutions
Place where conglomerates grow
Yet home for the little cigar shop
With the candies all in a row.
Seven-seven-seven they will call you.
Towards heaven, heaven, heaven you will soar.
Only God can make a tree, I will grant you
But only man can make a fortieth floor.

051 "The Pen is Mightier than the Pencil"