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What are you Kanata? [Poem]

What are you?

What are you becoming, saying, wanting and giving?

Is there a Huron-Iroquois left standing free today?

Do we remember what freedom is?

Do we have the right to stand on this land?

I have to tell you I am thinking of leaving.

This is not my Kanata.

Here we don’t value elderly people or disabled or women.

Now in Kanata every 60 hours a woman is killed.

I must travel over an hour

surrounded by construction and bad architecture

to reach a lake shore.

Kanata you are squandered like me,

left with very little voice.

What are you Kanata?

By Maria Aleksa Szewczyk

Maria Aleksa Sonam Wangmo (she/Goddess) 🖋 my family name is Szewczyk. 🌴🦦🌴
I am weird. I believe in nature & nurture. I am an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor. I have a husband Loten Dahortsang. I have a daughter Kata.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! That’s for my family. 🐚🪨
I have a mandala.
I have Big Love in my life. I have children.
Chocolate is my friend. We are teachers. Chocolate has much to teach.
We love to help people. 🧉

💕Motherhood is important 🌬

I am an Author. ☮️ to people.
Art, culture & language of women 💃🏻
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