2009 is the 50th Anniversary of Alaska's statehood. I am filled with excitement that just spilled out of my spirit as a poem.
Majestic eagles are a soarin'
Restless ravens they are a cawin'
Asian cranes are found a nestin'
Long necked swans are heard a trumpetin'
'Cause celebration is in the air!
Bears are amblin' up the hillside
Caribou gruntin' out their song
Fish are schoolin'
Whales a breachin'
Otters playin' on the shore.
Moms and Dads they are a laughin'
Children's hands happily clappin'
Infants gleeful sounds a makin'
All rejoicin' just in knowin'
Celebration is in the air!
Lights from heaven are a shimmerin'
Birch limbs are a quiverin'
The tall mountains are a quakin'
All of nature joins the chorus
Singing songs of Jubilee.
Let's all give a mighty cheer,
Half a century in the makin'
Of the statehood for this Great Land.
Can you hear it? Celebration is in the air.