Oh How I Long For Thee!

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!

Me on Mount Royal in Montreal in late autumn in the late 1970s

Me on Mount Royal in Montreal in late autumn in the late 1970s

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