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Thanks & blessing be
to the Sun & the Earth
for this bread & this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
this food;
thanks be & blessing to them
who prepare it, who serve it;
thanks & blessing to them
who share it
(& also the absent & the dead.)
Thanks & blessing to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather it
(may they not want);
thanks & blessing to them who work
& blessing to them who cannot;
may they not want — for their hunger
sours the wine
& robs the salt of its taste.
Thanks be for the sustenance & strength
for our dance & the work of justice, of peace.

This poem was originally published in 'The Montserrat Review' and has been nominated for the Hobblestock Peace Poetry Award. A very special thank you to the author, Mr. Rafael Jesús González, for allowing Inspiration Peak to share this poem.
© 2013, Rafael Jesús González

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