A Mare Usque Ad Mare
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The motto for Canada is, A Mare Usque Ad Mare, you see,
it is Latin from the Old Testament of the Bible taken;
Psalm 72:8 "He shall have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the river unto the ends of the earth"(I like it !)
So, since 1921 it has been Canada's motto "from sea to sea"
we touch the Pacific, Artic, and Atlantic (that's neat you must admit !)
I have never figured out why the motto should not be,
"from ocean to ocean to ocean" the country would with pride awaken;
but what does this girl know in reality.
The motto represents a country with open doors,
we have beautiful forests, mountains, wilderness and ocean shores;
Canada is a country of unity and diversity and we have great beer !
Our borders accept all who need a safe haven from wars,
we are a country of peace keepers from sea to sea;
of course, I am proud and bias because I am lucky to be born here !
January 08, 2022
Poetry/Rhyme/A Mare Usque Ad Mare
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Written for the Standard contest, Latin Lessons
sponsor, Margarita Lillico, NA, Judged 02/17/2022
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