Birthdays Do Not End with Death

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Barry Taylor.

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Nicholas Gordon

Birthdays do not end with death,
But last as long as love,
A feeling that remains alive
And one's heart still moves.

And so we celebrate your day
By visiting your grave,
A place that you have left long since,
But is all that we have.

Dear spirit, come and join us here,
Your loved ones by your stone!
Come sweep across the barrier
To claim us as your own!

Happy birthday, dearest one!
Oh, happy, happy day!
Not even the most bitter night
Can take this joy away!

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