Happiness Is Served by Celebration

Music: Voluntarie: for my ladye nevell.
By William Byrd. Sequenced by
John Sankey.

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Nicholas Gordon

Happiness is served by celebration,
As one could use reminders of one's worth.
Praised be days devoted to relation,
Preserving ties of friendship, love, and birth.
Yet uncles have no day, so this must do --
Father's Day, on which we recognize
All close male relatives, so, too,
They might see themselves through our eyes.
Here's to you, then, an uncle who plays well
Each well-considered role in which you're cast,
Restoring far more faith than you can tell --
'Tis the smallest gestures that will last.
So may you enjoy your destined part,
Devoted to the duties of the heart,
An uncle, near or distant, who remains
Yet one of those whose love a child sustains.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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