Harvest Day

October 10, 2016, Chula Vista-

All Canada offers thanks,

for a successful harvest.

Canadian Thanksgiving

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!

 

4 thoughts on “Harvest Day

  1. Instead of snuff out, I would say exterminate, based on my studying American History with a tutee last weekend.

  2. Thank you Gary. I want to learn more about the Thanksgiving Day here and the Natives.
    I know when Colombus came to the US and found it, he called the Natives who were already there, “Indians”. That was because, Colombus originally wanted to find India, in Asia. But he had taken to wrong turn and ended up in America.

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