Canada 2017, Asma Khan, Ottawa
The way of globalization,
To find Aladdin’s lamp, people migrate in crowds
On one side poor destitute slam
The other side, renowned rich and famous .
O brown people, in white land where you stand?
In the land of abundance,
You can find anything you desire
O destiny, for some people gold becomes dust,
For others, the dust becomes gold.
O brown people, how will you
Arriving in this picture perfect country
Our memories and dreams transformed into new image
With talent and dedication we make our mark.
Searching for the ‘bluebird’ of happiness
Everyone works together to develop this county.
Different religions, colors, languages, a mosaic
Love ‘mine’ is hidden within the people.
Hatred seems to spread all over the world,
Shortages of wisdom and conscience
In this adverse time, unity pledge, ignites torch of hope
In time of one and a half-century celebration of the Independence
Not in fear but in hope embrace 2017, New Year!