Birthday Invitations

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

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Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

One

Your presence is requested at
A moment of transcendence.
The mystery of turning one
Requires your attendance.

You will accomplish something more
Than favor, fun, or duty
By sharing with us this sweet time
Of joy and love and beauty.

Three

Your presence is requested at
A moment of transcendence.
The mystery of turning three
Requires your attendance.

You will witness something more
Than monsters going wild:
The turning of a sweet young soul
From toddler into child.

Fifty

Your presence is requested at
A moment of transcendence.
The mystery of fifty years
Requires your attendance.

We will accomplish something more
Than managing to dine:
We'll mark the turning of a soul
From juice to good red wine.

Eighty

Your presence is requested at
A moment of transcendence.
The mystery of eighty years
Requires your attendance.

We will manage something more
Than food and cake and brew:
The turning of a seasoned soul
Towards decades rich and new.

Note: Please feel free to fit this invitation to other ages.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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