Happy 150th Canada Day!!!

Today is a big day for Canada. It is our 150th celebration. In addition to taking it easy and building LEGO on this holiday, I took some time to reflect on what I like about Canada. I wrote it out as a poem, and included some LEGO pictures!

Pride in the Maple Leaf

I think it is pretty nifty
That Canada is one fifty.
Let us take a pause that is brief,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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Around the globe we’re known to say
Hello, goodbye, please, thanks, and eh?
So, stitch that pack with flag motif,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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We have roll-up rims and poutine,
Maple syrup and fine cuisine.
Have a meal of triple-A beef,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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We sing songs with hand in pocket,
Stand on mama’s porch and rock it.
Music to make you go undeaf,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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We also have many fables,
From Life of Pi to Green Gables.
Read great stories of joy and grief,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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The Canadarm was a big win,
As were stem cells and insulin.
Learn of science beyond belief,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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Endless forests, prairies, and lakes,
The Northern Lights, your breath it takes.
Escape to nature and relief,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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Let’s not forget those from before,
The Indigenous and their lore.
Repair our bonds, relieve their grief,
And be proud of the maple leaf.

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As I sign off, and say goodbye,
I ask that you wave your flag high.
Make the world stare in disbelief,
At our pride in the maple leaf.

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