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Canada, My Home (Re-post In Honour Of Canada Day!)

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Honeybee
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~*In honour of Canada Day,
July 1, 2000*~


~CANADA, MY HOME~


The first nation of hockey and of peace,
a land of diversity,
of beauty, of culture and of freedom,
even heaven, in all it's glory,
could not match the unique beauty of Canada, my home,
for the senses delight
exists breathtaking waterfalls, rare wildlife,
rolling hills, majestic mountains,
great plains and crystal blue lakes,
nature so calming,
it comes to no surprise that people across the world travel to my homeland
just for a glimpse of sheer beauty,
fortunate, Canada remains
one of the very few countries in the world to enjoy four distinct seasons,
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter,
the best of everything,
songs of blue jays sing us into Springtime,
roses, daffodils, tulips, flowers galore
bloom in the garden of Canadian's hearts,
leading us to
heatwaves in Summer
sailing upon Lake Ontario,
basking in the warmth of the sun's golden rays,
Ahh! the fresh crisp air of Autumn visits,
bringing with it
leaves painted on trees, all the colours of the rainbow,
more captivating than a painting by Monet,
for all Canadians to gaze upon,
and thus, leaves soon fall, leading us
to the glistening snows of Winter,
icy Northern winds do blow,
but, there is a magic this time of year,
children making snowmen, laughing in glee,
an enchanting symphony to all Canadian's ears
across the land -
Vancouver Island, Montreal, Saskatchewan,
Calgary, Ottawa, and St. John's
to mention just a few,
I myself, reside in St. Catharines,
"the garden city,"
in the province of Ontario,
across the border from New York,
mere hours away from the great mega city of Toronto,
charming and entertaining,
and moments away from Niagara Falls
one of the seven wonders of the world,
but, I say that Canada, in all it's entirety,
from sea to shining sea,
should be the one and only wonder for all to behold,
ten provinces and two territories to be experienced,
with the maple leaf, red and white it's colour,
the national flag of Canada,
waving, dancing with joy in the wind,
it is then, that I pledge my devotion,
standing tall,
hand across my heart,
more proud than proud could ever be to call Canada my home,
for, God created a masterpiece
when He breathed Canada into existence

*By Melissa Honeybee*


~~The phrase Eh!, eskimos in igloos, winter all year round and beer drinking lumber jacks are ALL stereotypes~~


HAPPY CANADA DAY!                              



The beauty of poetry gives me wings to fly


[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 06-30-2000).]
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Marina
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1 posted 07-01-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Very cool Melissa!!!!!

GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!  Sorry........big hockey fan!

Marina


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2 posted 07-01-2000 12:26 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Melissa~ such pride! Excellent poem! ( I personally root for the San Jose Sharks!) -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB


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3 posted 07-01-2000 12:30 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Sea......just because it is Canada Day, we will forgive your sorry#@*#*#.   LOL

Marina
Honeybee
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Thank you both!  


Toronto Blue Jays #1!!!!!                


Take care,
Melissa Honeybee


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Kit McCallum
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Happy Canada Day
to you too
Melissa!

You're just a jump away from me!
Londoner here ... and proud to be!

    

Best wishes,
/Kit
Nan
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Proud to be
North Americans

Cperazzi
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Great work! I enjoyed it so much I sent it via card to a dear friend in Canada.  Have a safe and happy holiday.
kat
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Melissa you've described Canada so well. I'm also Canadian and feel very lucky to be in  a country such as this. We really do have so much in this beautiful country of ours. I hope that no one ever gets the chance to    split it up. It would be ashame to split up something so beautiful and in my mind perfect.  

Beautifully written Melissa!


HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!!!!


kat

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Before I leave this day from my home just outside Toronto to visit the east coast of Canada I like to add my two cents to this
special day.....
Also to honour our US sisters and brothers whose special day July 4th is just around the corner.
Just to remind everyone who us Canadian's are
and please add to this list....you would be surprised.....

In honour of his current struggle...
Michael J Fox
also...
Jim Carry
Neal Young
Wayne Gretzky
Martin Short
Dan Akroyd
Celine Dion
John Candy
Mike Myers (Austin Powers)
Donald and Kiefer Southerland
and......

many more add to this list.... my mind's gone blank...

So Happy Canada Day...

great poem Melissa

Parker




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Honeybee
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Thank you everyone for your replies!

James, you forgot to add


Keanu Reeves
Pamela Anderson Lee
Sarah Mclachlan
Alanis Morissette
Gloria Reuben
Howie Mandel
Lara Fabian
Shania Twain
Matthew Perry
Mary Pickford
William Shatner
Linda Evangelista (supermodel from my hometown of St. Catharines)


and yes, I probably forgot many as well

Heck, Canada just rules!      

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee


The beauty of poetry gives me wings to fly




[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 07-01-2000).]
kat
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I saw the list and figured I'd add some more to it.

Shania Twain
Terry Clark
Jewel
Brian Adams

I'm sure there are many I didn't think of also.  

kat
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Happy Canada Day to you and all our Canadian poets!!!  
Honeybee
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Oh yeah, Kat, how on earth could I forget about Bryan Adams and Terri Clark.  Thanks for adding them to the list.
But, Jewel is not Canadian, I wish she was because she is talented, but, she is from Alaska which makes her American                            


Thank you Sharon and Happy 4th of July to you and our American poets!

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee


The beauty of poetry gives me wings to fly


[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 07-01-2000).]
ESP
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Beautiful poem and a great tribute to a wonderful Land.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

PS Happy Canada day!!


"Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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Melissa,
still just as beautiful as the first time i read it! wonderful country you have...your pride shines through!

take care!
amy  

"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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and.....

Lorn Green (of Bonanza)
Captain Kirk of Star Trek (oh yes you mentioned)
Burton Cummings
Alexander Graham Bell
SuperMan (the concept by a Canadian)
David Wilcox (singer)
We invented Basketball and our friends to the south turned it into a great game to watch. Though I still prefer hockey...  
......

So all you great Americans come to Canada for holidays... you get 40 percent extra on your dollar and we are one of the friendliest peoples in the world. Guys lots of our beautiful women are picked for playboy so you know our women are hot.
Not that I read playboy... I just heard that..  
We've got some of the best Celtic bands on the North American continent...
Spirit of the West
Great Big Sea
The Rankin Family
and more...
download some of their music from by napster
if you have celtic roots then you'll love it.
Best time for warm and hot weather is June to August.... or if you want to ski or snow December and January....

This has been a Parker Canada promotion tour,
back to our fabulous Melissa, another hot babe from Canada....  

Parker




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Honeybee
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Hey James, can I be your manager? LOL

And, I might add that there are many studly men down here, exotic ones too, I tell ya, I sure have some fun  

But, I am sure that James is the best looking man in Canada, right? ha ha I'm such a kiss up huh?

Hockey is great, but baseball rules!

Toronto Blue Jays all the way!!

Our Lady Peace is the #1 Canadian band!

Omigod, we are just too proud                      

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee



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Dennis L. White
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18 posted 07-01-2000 02:23 PM       View Profile for Dennis L. White   Email Dennis L. White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dennis L. White

Melissa,
  Your pride drips from this poem, What a fantastic tribute to your wonderful nation!
This American salutes you! WELL DONE!
Dennis :^)
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19 posted 07-01-2006 01:57 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Happy Canada Day!! You have a lot of pride here, Melissa. Hurray for patriotism!

sky

I hope someday you get the chance to live like you were dying....
~Tim McGraw

 
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