The kitchen was smoked in with vapor
the pans where full oils, cheeses, breads
meats and desserts all mixed.
Dinner was ready
it was going to be grand
it was going to be great
artists, philosophers, Popes
untouchables, factory workers, even Queens
many would come.
Gathering together one and all
in a spirit of harmony
cups raised in celebration
of life and love and liberty.
Side by side they sat
in a blend of cultures and ideas
treating each other as equals
though elsewhere they might not.
And when the feasting is complete
and they do their separate ways
each one is left a little better
understanding each other's ways.
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