Best Wishes, Revisited

Updated on August 9, 2018


In many countries, there are several quotes to brighten any day,

"Have a good one, my friend", among the multitude in the U.S.A.

"May the good Lord bless and keep us", a memorable one to say,

There's no telling just how much meaning in words we all display.



In old England, there are quite a few wishes that we may wish,

As each share over a cup of special tea, holding a saucer-dish.

"Is time for tea and biscuits, Chum", to sip tea about four or five,

At any time then is a good tea time. for all so often they do arrive.


Over the wide seas to Scotland's shores, if one to travel by ship,

If not off your head, a little bit daft, locals there'll know you're hip.

A guid nnin to you, my laddie, hope your trip over here was fine,

Scottish brogue is always quite a trip, listen more, you'll be in line.



Just by any chance, you should visit Germany, especially a pub,

The kneipe a word used over there, not to try it if for only a rub.

Auf Wiedersehen if you can't understand, to take a bath in a tub.

An interpreter will be the best advice, you'll be rolling on one hub.


I went on a nice trip to Holland one time, visited the Dutch,

All were very nice to me, I'm afraid I didn't learn so much.

Goedenavoind in evening, goedenacht means good night,

It was goodbye, dahk/dooee for me until time for my flight.


On my trip over to Africa, Was in Kenya, where I once had visited,

Words of encouragement I often received, understanding limited.

The people there so gracious and friendly, didn't want me to leave,

Gave me food and artwork, galore, giving more than they received.



A most wonderful time once had in Mexico, folks there gracious and kind,

Hola and gracias, hello and thank you, pardon me, dis culpeme, to rhyme.

A gentle breeze does blow there in the night, it was then to say la Noche,

By mornings light a greeting was heard, La Manana, Buenos dios, to say.



Bonjour or Au revoir, Hello and goodbye, in France I found my way,

Such common meanings to the words, for me all were easier to say.

French cuisine is among the best, as art to be admired, none greater,

On les suit, we follow them, in greeting and a plus tard, see you later,


All about the world and maybe beyond, a flower is always a flower,

True beauty is revered by everyone, as language does so empower.

Pleasantries and how-do-you-dos, certainly all good to know in kind,

The bright side of our lives on earth, help to give all a peace of mind.

Popular

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      9 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice review my friend. Many blessings. whonu

    • k@ri profile image

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 months ago from Ohio

      So true, the words are different, but the meaning is the same. Happy New Year! I enjoyed this poem greatly.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      9 months ago from United States

      Thanks, Verlie. Have a Merry Christmas. whonu

    • snakeslane profile image

      Verlie Burroughs 

      9 months ago from Canada

      This is a lovely page who, enjoyed reading your collection of greetings in local dialect. Best Wishes to you.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)