October 10, 2016, Chula Vista-
All Canada offers thanks,
for a successful harvest.
is a true celebration
of the farmers’ fruition.
It has ever been a rejoinder
to the Columbus Day tradition.
First Nations people, across the nation
would gather to honour the Holy People
and the Creator,
for all that was given them
to stave off deprivation.
The Europeans across the north,
tried to snuff out many traditions,
in the name of “civilization”.
What they meant by “civilized’ were things like
private property, walls, fences and speaking
one of two European languages.
Harvest, and sharing, made the cut, though.
Love is one thing, no one can long disparage.
Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!