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Letter to the editor: The 12 Months of ‘21

What follows is a different take that instead lists 12 highlights of 2021
residential school memorial May 31 2
Citizen Photo by James Doyle/Local Journalism Initiative. A memorial on the steps of city hall in remembrance of the 215 children whose remains were found in a mass grave on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.

The 18th century English Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas is one of the most popular carols of the holiday season. 

What follows is a different take that instead lists 12 highlights of 2021:

In the first month of '21, the Trump cult gave D.C.

A brutal insurrection spree

In the second month of '21, SNL on TV

Mocks Cancun Ted while Texans freeze 

In the third month of '21, throughout the whole country 

More approved COVID shots for free 

In the fourth month of '21, the royal family 

Announce the Prince's death, Godspeed 

In the fifth month of '21, ground radar found to be

Graves on residential school property 

In the sixth month of '21, the data does agree

Delta strain surging globally 

In the seventh month of '21, climate change gave B.C.

A heat dome of 50 degrees 

In the eighth month of '21, Canada heard the pleas

Of 4,000 Afghan refugees 

In the ninth month of '21, the voters let it be

Another Lib minority  

In the tenth month of '21, Bannon brags to GQP

Defies the Congress committee 

In the eleventh month of '21, B.C. floods endlessly 

Atmospheric rivers fall free 

In the twelfth month of '21, no rapid tests from Bonnie

In last place continually 

And in the first month of '22, I hope that there will be 

A little bit of harmony

Like Anne Murray was crooning in 1983

We could use a little good news, please.

David Buckna