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A North Dakotan

A North Dakotan by Fred M. Lassonde

Well up near the Canadian Line

We know how to have our fun

Most of us know about the Combine

Harvest many things under the Sun


Grow Wheat, Corn and Potatoes too

Also Beets, Barley, Canola and Oats

Various plants just named a few

We also raise Cattle and Billy Goats


We have many and various talented Folk

Good natured, God fearing and that's no joke

Lately we have had to make a lot of room

Welcome many an outsider for the Oil Boom


But we born here do not live in fear

We hold on to Freedom and all that's Dear

Independence is not a stranger here

Hold Dear our Old Folks and Yesteryear


We still go a huntin, fishin and a Boatin

Our Children knows us and we know them

Do tell I am proud to be a North Dakotan

I hope you know it after reading this Poem

©Fred Monte Lassonde 2014
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