Sunshine, blue skies, birds singing,
garden growing every day,
an amazing world we live in –
Happy Canada Day.
I’m so pleased my parents decided,
sixty-one years ago,
to move our family to Canada
where, they knew, opportunities grow.
We enjoy so many freedoms here,
language, culture, written word,
religion, foods from our native lands,
freedom to speak out and be heard.
So much to be grateful for
in Canada, our homeland,
natural beauty of many kinds
to explore throughout the land.
Here in Canada’s southwest corner
we have mountains, fields and the sea,
a natural playground to enjoy.
I feel blessed to be here, being me.
Happy Canada Day