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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - North American Unification

North American Unification

by

James Bredin



The differences between Canada and the US are small,
Itís the same rules for hockey and the same for baseball,
They say multiculturalism and bilingualism are our salvation,
To stop and hold off North American unification.
Therefore proud Canadians should sit still and wait on the veranda,
And listen quietly as the CBC pumps out federal propaganda.
Be proud of the status quo and the Canadian sixty-cent dollar.
Sit down and show respect and donít ever bother to holler.

Be quiet and wait for that government welfare cheque,
Or the equalization payments sent annually to Quebec,
And never mention the assortment coming in gratis,
Who because of the Charter can claim refugee status.
Be proud because everyone is forced to register their guns,
No Second Amendment, no capital punishment, just CBC reruns.
And as you listen and watch, your teeth you can clench,
Canít understand one word but forced to listen to French.


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