Tomorrow is Canada’s 150th birthday and I have never been happier for my beautiful country. Nobody deserves it more than you, Canada. Some years ago I wrote this poem for my one true love and I share it again now. Bonne fête, Canada!
An Alphabetized Tribute to Canada
A is for arctic, it’s damn cold all the time
B is for Bluenose, the ship on our dime.
C is for Canadarm that helped with the space quest
D is for donut, Tim Hortons is best
E is for Elizabeth, she’s our head of state
Americans may laugh, but haters will hate.
F is for Ford, the mayor who smokes crack
G is for goose, our bird that fights back
H is for heist, our syrup was stolen
I is for ice hockey, the sport we get gold in.
J is for John; A. Macdonald, that is
Who got the job done while poppin’ some crys
K is for Klondike, where we searched for some gold
L is for the love that I feel for my home
M is for maple, moose, maritimes, and Mountie.
Also for McCullough and his stem cell discovery.
N is for Nanaimo bar, haven’t tried it? A pity.
O is for Ottawa, our capital city.
P is for Pemmican, a First Nations dish
Q is for Quebec, separate? They wish.
R is for Riel, for the Metis he fought
S is for snowfall. It’s June, please stop.
T is for Trans-Canada, it connects all of us
BC to Newfoundland, certainly a plus
U is for universal, education and healthcare
V is for Vancouver, and the dim sum you have there
W is for walkie talkie, it made our lives better
X is for x-ray, who came up with this letter?
Y is for YAHTZEE!*
Z is for zed, yes we say it right
Oh Canada, I miss you tonight.
* invented in Canada