Around All Our Tables

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Santa Rhumour is sending sunbeams
to brighten up your day
I don't know if they'll melt the snow
but keep an eye out for they may.
 
And if perchance they make it easy
for you all to get safely home
then all will have more joy I'm sure
and far less to make them moan.
 
And for those who have no snow
may your problems be easy to beat
I wish you have a time of peace and love
with at least enough to drink and eat
 
All our many sisters and brothers
in every corner of this globe
deserve to feel their needs secure 
as they traverse down this life's road.
 
It matters not which tongue they speak
to express their care for kith and kin,
nor which faith they adhere to,
only that they come to put aside all sin.
 
For to be a part of this great family
requires we abandon strife and greed
so we can all coordinate our efforts
to eliminate grief and human need.
 
Yes for some it is time for Christmas,
while others know little of that
though all can share thanks for food
as around all our tables we are sat...
 
©Rhumour
December 21st 2010
 

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Sat 24th Dec 2011 01:43

Many thanks for your comments Larisa - I've just invested in a new audio recording set up, so will hope to add readings of many more poems soon - maybe even some songs once I have become familiar with all the adjustments!

Best wishes for your two xmas celebrations! Dave

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Fri 23rd Dec 2011 18:05

Your voice is stunning.

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Fri 23rd Dec 2011 16:45

Thank you, dear Dave, for the explanation. I chose "along". With love and warmest wishes, Larisa
PS Yes, we celebrate Christmas later according to Russian Orthodox calender, but I celebrate it twice. My father was from Russia and my mother's ancestors were from Poland. My mother's surname was Adamska and I was baptized in a Greek Catholic church. So, I am so lucky to have two Christmas holidays.

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Fri 23rd Dec 2011 16:01

:) Hi Larisa, you can choose to use 'up' instead of 'down', or even 'along', though it is rather more usual for similar phrases to use 'down'.

Big hugs for you my friend, and a Merry Christmas (perhaps you celebrate it later as in the Russian Orthodox calender?)

Take care, Dave

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Fri 23rd Dec 2011 15:10

Nice poem, Dave! The only line I can't accept: "as they traverse down this life's road". Why down? Why not up? Is it just English language? I always thought that with each coming year we are going higher and higher. So, why not to say "up the road"?
With warmest wishes, Larisa xxx

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