True Patriot Love

our home
on native lands
from The Rock
to Haida Gwaii
a true, alluring
possessing realm

to tread the lands
one cannot forego
bearing tempestuous witness
steadfast mountains
ethereal Laurentian forests
the expansive firmament
above endless prairies
all magnificence exceeding
bounds of human wits

beneath its soils
assets abound
the dirty hands of greed
in wonton pillage
commence turning of the
natural to the unnatural
populist governance
to a corporate, hostile
monolithic takeover

and we weep for
who we once were

maybe yet
hope lies, waiting
sleeping in all
true compatriots

© 2013 by DC Lessoway

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