A year ago some called for an avian representative,
perhaps because our political ones are reprehensible,
or we were all out of shockingly bad news for a day;
Nonetheless, after much thought,
I suggest the Common Loon.
Perhaps our national bird should be wingless
like the ostrich, emu, penguin, or the dodo,
given that we have evolved the inability to fly,
and not owing to temperatures hovering near -20;
But no, we already vocalized a treaty with the loons.
And we struck their image on gold-coloured pieces,
so it stands to reason, loonies are here preferred.
Or is it that with all the wealth of this country
nothing else explains why people are going hungry?
Shucks, we are more than one coin,
we are a world bank of loonies
yodeling lots, but delivering naught.