So It’s Canada Day
So its Canada Day,
French, English, and the red-and-white flags,
Sundaes scooped into bowls and
Painted flags on the cheeks!
There’s a cheering voice here and a fireworks display over there,
There’s a lot of excitement on this special day.
It’s birthday time again, we are getting quite old,
Yet these celebrations keep us young and happy –
If only because many people get extra time off of work!
Barbecues and picnics (I hope I am invited), hugs and good wishes
That are given between friends, daughters and cousins too.
Take a moment to say thanks
To our ancestors and our country,
For we are proud of Canada and I am proud to be Canadian.
©2012 Christy Birmingham
Happy Canada Day everyone!