By: Laura Thomas
From here, the dirt beneath my toes,
The promise of Port Coquitlam grows.
Together with family, from eldest to tot,
We grow and create memories for a time capsule in this spot.
What would be inside that locked tight case?
A moment of delight, memories not to be erased.
A flattened penny from the tracks would go first,
Then a whip of Cherry blossoms about to burst!
A seed of promise from where the city and farms meet,
A blast of sea air as the rivers greets.
Cherished memories of festivals in the park,
Time well spent with friends after dark.
Fireworks that fill the night,
With a flurry of wings, a Blue Heron takes flight.
This is the message that I wish to send,
A hope, these days will never end.
**Winner of the 2011 “I Love my City” contest, Port Coquitlam.**