(co written with Linda- Marie Bariana P.E.P.S "Sweetheart"
How richly sings our heritage,
O, that of days gone by.
When strangers first traversed these shores
under that of a foreign sky.
So distant from the lands they knew,
these pursuers of another life.
They came in quest of better days
and an end to their days of strife.
Their hope was not in that of men
and the lands from which they came.
But so to find a fuller life
while their families remained.
At peace with hope and offerings
as new endeavors peaked,
To leave behind those memories
as stability they seeked.
In a land where freedom is the salt
of this, God’s good, green earth,
in recompense of hours spent
in searching for their worth,
Adieu to those familiar shores
that the forefathers had trod,
Onward unto new paths of change
created alone by our Glorious God.