Always

May your camera have a spool, always,
May your belly be full, always,
May your lum reek, always,*
May your tongue speak, always.

May your friends be loyal, always,
May your family never toil, always,
May your dreams come true, always,
May your disappointments be few, always!

By Tam Laidlaw


*’Lum’ is a Scots term for chimney. ‘May your lum reek’ means may your chimney smoke, that is, may you always be prosperous enough to have a fire in your hearth!

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