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O, Canada - The Land We Love

by David Pekrul
copyright 03-15-2005

Age Rating: 7 +
O, Canada - The Land We Love

“O, Canada”

We stand in awe of the land in which we live;
the beauty, the majesty,
the rugged snow-capped mountains,
the pristine lakes,
the solitude, the quietness,
the peace.

“Our home and native land”

Once the home of our native brothers,
now home to all who believe in freedom and peace.
Not a ‘melting pot’, but a diverse expanse
of cultures, languages and beliefs.

“True patriot love in all thy sons command”

To live here is to love this land beyond measure,
a command easily obeyed,
as this love-of-country burns deep in our hearts.
We are passionate in our love,
and proud to be called Canadian.

“With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The true north, strong and free”

A nation of strong, proud people.
Those in the south, living in nature’s rugged beauty,
Those in the north, living in a land of frozen tundra and ice.
People of vision and courage, taming the elements
to create a place of freedom and truth.

“From far and wide, O, Canada,
We stand on guard for thee”

Our military personnel are known as “Peace Keepers”,
small in number, but large in compassion.
reaching out to help those in need,
serving in the four corners of the earth.

“God keep our land glorious and free”

Our prayer is that the citizens of our country,
and the citizens of the world live in peace and freedom,
that they be free to exercise their beliefs without persecution,
and travel where their hearts take them,
without restrictions.

“O Canada, we stand on guard for thee"

Let us stand up as a nation and be accountable,
protecting the values upon which our country was founded,
and in doing so “stand on guard for thee”.

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        06-14-2005     Sammy Anderson        

Oooh is that how it goes? :) I've been to Canada and I really like it there. It was really beautiful where I stayed, but one place we stayed was sort of strange. Out by the lake it was freezing, then not far up the road near the woods no wind at ALL came through. It was like two climate zones within a mile.

        06-13-2005     Brian Dickenson        

As you know David, I have never been to your country, but to create such passion in you makes it high on my wish list of places to visit, if only you could do something about that freezing weather.
As I've told you, one degree below is considered really bad here. You seem to think anything above forty below is just bracing.
However i must admit that I'm tempted by the fishing.
Keep writing, Brian.

        06-12-2005     Mary -BrytEyz- Ball        

I've been a time or two, and I loved every moment. The beauty seems unsurpassed to anything I've experienced thus far. The miles and miles of trees, much more beautiful than the extended expanse of concrete and steel I grew up with in Chicago. I moved to Michigan for my love of trees, and I love the sights of Canada just as much! I wrote a poem once...and was SURE I posted it here.. hmmm.. .but I can't seem to find it at the moment. :-( If I do, I'll let you know. And THANK YOU for sharing your extremely emotional and heartfelt feelings. You sure love Canada, eh? ;-)

        03-15-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

Your patriotism is strong and Your country sounds great. I have never vitited Canada, but I hope to someday. Good write David. Thanks, Anthony

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