Happy Birthday, Mom, from Your Dear Daughter

Music: Fugue in A Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques .

Happy birthday, Mom, from your dear daughter!

As you would put me first, so I now you,

Pleased to have this chance to change the order,

Pleased to please your heart in all I do.

Yield, then, for this day the joy of giving;

Be a receiver temporarily,

Inverting your accustomed way of living,

Returning soon enough to normalcy.

The interim, I trust, will be a pleasure,

Happy to the undefended root,

Delight too deep to monitor or measure,

A retrogression one can only treasure,

Yet know too well the years have rendered moot.





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