Labor Day Officially Ends Summer

Music: Pathetique Sonata: Adagio.
By Ludwig von Beethoven.
Performed by Daniel Veesey at the Free Music Archive
under a Public Domain License.

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Labor Day officially ends summer,
As those who work enjoy one final fling.
Blessed are those who bear the daily burden,
Of whom few savants speak or minstrels sing,
Returning to their harness each September.

Days of ease give way to hours certain,
A long routine that wends its way through spring,
Yielding one more year of brutal labor.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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