Greetings, native Ukraine,
I wish you happiness and good
you did not give up and did not fall to your knees,
although it is not an easy time for you.
I thank you for every morning
for the day, for the evening, for a good night,
I meet the dawn with you
I walk side by side with you every day.
You have beautiful blue-blue eyes,
and braids, like the rays of the sun, golden,
I pray for you every day, every night
so that peace reigns in our lives.
We fight for you, the best go to heaven
we will not give you to anyone, remember
we can’t think of ourselves without you
you are our protector, you are our paradise.

© Valya Hrestchuk.
24. 08. 2023