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Mary Alice Reasoner 
Born April 8, 1912 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Died September 15, 1987 in Goleta, California

I long for something, I cannot tell
​And yet, I think I know it well
I want to go back where the columbines grow
Back to my dear, Colorado

Colorado, where the grass in green
And the winds do blow

Colorado, my heart returns there daily.

I want to return where the whispering pines
Sing a soft lullaby to the wild columbines

I want to return to where life was the best.
And old Pike's Peak is the King of the Rest


by Mary Alice Reasoner, age 12