Diverse Foliage by Jose Gonzalo

A

leaf

releases

off its parent tree.

The breeze carries me far away from home.

I gently descend onto this new land. I experience the sun’s warm welcome

Embraced by nature’s tickle, I become one with the soil.

New life sprouts all around me, while different spectrums of color and shape appear

That’s what being Canadian means to me.

All wandering from different roots

Each one working together

Whether it be downslope or upriver

To till the land our Creator has provided

To open roads for the children of tomorrow

That’s the Canada I’ve come to know

That’s the Canada I’ve come

to LOVE.