Immigrants the Proud Canadians
By David Smith July 23, 2009
Where people come from; a history of hope;
Family ties a joy; where tenacity can cope.
Italian immigrants in Nineteen fifty four
Arrive in Halifax on Canada’s friendly shore.
A family of eight as they kiss the soil
New life, new challenges, new ways to toil
Through emotion and hardship at the end of a war
Then to Canada where potential can soar.
We all have it. Our own ancestral line
Back through every generation, struggles we find.
Now we are here and decisions we make.
Influence our offspring on what direction they take.
Learn from the past,
Study frozen moments in time.
That is important to excel as we climb.
Hearing the stories, their arrival to this land;
Now we are here as proud Canadians we stand.