Oh how I long for thee
Not seeing you makes me feel empty
More than thirty seven years have gone by
Since I bade you goodbye.
Memories of you linger
Your whiteness in winter
Footprints in the snow
As temperature dropped low.
Memories of you bring
Sweetness and joy in spring
Fields of green emerged from their hibernation
As flowers bloomed in jubilation.
Memories of you simmer
Like the heat of summer
Down my back sweat ran in rivulets
An ice-cold Coke never tasted so great.
Memories of you return
The majesty of maple trees in autumn
Nature bursting with its last beauty
Reminding me life is not for eternity.
Oh how I long for you
My wants are very few
But I love you in earnest
Oh Canada my dearest!