I wrote a poem some time ago about the difference between where I was born,... Canada, and where I have now lived for the last 14 years .. U.S.and A ..(number 1).
I love America, it is a land of optimism and being a creative person it is a place where I have found wonderful opportunities to be rewarded for the work that I do. However, Canada is a quiet place where it is ok to be who you are. You don't really have to aspire to be fabulous. I like to tell people, it's ok to just have a hobby and live your life in Canada.
Anyway I wrote a poem about it some time ago, and here it is.
Where I grew up,
we did less, tried less,
We waited for the lake to freeze,
then waited for the lake to thaw.
We believed what we saw.
We lived in the vast land, laughed passionately,
but spoke, shyly.
people do more, try more, care more.
But, I miss,
She's lost, on the frozen lake,
of my memory.