My Beloved Land

Written by: Jack Ellison

This loving tribute is long overdue After a thousand poems or more Time to honour my country called Canada Spectacular from shore to shore The hometown charm of folks down east To the grandeur of the Rockies and beyond No wonder Canadians are proud as punch Sharing a unique common bond On that great expanse of pink on your map Just above the great USA Lives a gentle peace loving bunch of souls Sure hope we can keep it that way Not able to challenge the super powers Competing in the Olympic games Delighted just to share in the excitement Winning or losing, it's the same Happy to call Canada my home Where magnificent vistas abound My beloved country stands straight and tall It's beauty the world over is renowned © Jack Ellison 2013