Friday, 22 April 2016

Welcome to Canada

With a glowing heart, patriotic pride
I saw them rise, some people, strong and free
From far and wide, my Canada,
They stood in praise of thee

A young Indian woman
In her new-found home
Feels safe, is safe
While travelling alone

An Iranian woman
Who is finally free
To feel her long hair
Blown by a breeze

A grateful woman from China
Pursues education as the answer
So she can give back,
Hopes to eradicate cancer

An Egyptian man
Concerned for the shade of his skin
Found it wasn't an issue -
He easily fit in

A Venezuelan man
Who sadly said farewell
To family, friends, a job
Is faring very well

A Mexican family
Finding a new home
With opportunities
In our land of hope

A Belgian man,
World traveller and wise
Said with certainty,
“This is paradise”

This is Canada,
A welcoming nation rich with diversity
Where nationalities, cultures, customs
Are part of our identity

God keep our land
Glorious and free
To expand and blossom
From sea to sea to sea
March 16, 2016 
Written after my husband's Canadian citizenship ceremony. 

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