A Gift's Been Given in Your Loved One's Name

Music: Prelude in D Major
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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A gift's been given in your loved one's name
Through which some bit of good may come of sorrow.
Life is something all of us must borrow,
Returning it, in time, to whence it came.

Pleased be assured that it will be well used,
As every gift that sings of love and light
Will render things less wrong, though never right;
For gifts of morning ought not be refused.

See also a companion poem, "Thank You for Your Recent Contribution."

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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