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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

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ISBN: 9781772800630
format: Paperback
pages: 252
publisher: McNally Robinson P.O.D.
pub. date: 2016-11-16

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I have been here more than fifty years

Those years and their memories now a blur.

Thoughts of my childhood spent in Britain

Even more clouded by time, more obscure.

I grew up with the sea ever near

In my mind I reflect on that scene.

But fate would decree a move for me

When I was a boy of only eighteen.

This country had so much to offer

I decided to take up the call.

To embrace the new and unknown here

Never knowing when or if I might fall.

The chance to succeed on my own terms

A driving force I could not resist.

Life has been good. I have a few regrets

Though dear friends and family I still miss.

Who would have guessed I would settle here

On the prairies so far from the sea.

The golden wheat waving in the wind

An ocean of grain that helped comfort me.

I give thanks to those who have helped me

Settle here in this wonderful land.

Canada gave me opportunities

But I often needed a helping hand.

So now with my children all adults

Grandchildren to make my life complete.

They all tell me I once chose wisely

Trading sea waves for the oceans of wheat.

Chris Phippard

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