The sky is clear the sun so bright
A welcome change and sheer delight
The wind caresses all the trees
There’s salted breath upon the leaves
The water washes on the shores
The river hums the ocean roars.
Think back to times long gone away
When stalwart ships entered the bay
Folks came with baggage sparse and lean
Unknowing what the trip would mean
To greet this new world of their dreams
This foreign land where freedom gleam’d.
For most it was a great success
Each garnered something to possess
Those lessons learned seem long forgot
Replaced by greed and unctuous rot
Our government the gross suspect
Has changed our land by forced neglect !