For Those Who Do Not Often See Their Children

Music: Fugue in D minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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For those who do not often see their children,
A special greeting on this Father's Day!
There's little joy when one is far away,
Hard put to answer the repeated question.
Even so, a child is a treasure,
Returning love for love for one's whole life,
'Mid marital distress, 'mid inner strife,
Self beyond oneself, a lasting pleasure.
Days apart do not diminish love,
As years of yearning doubtlessly will prove.
Yet even now it moves you beyond measure.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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