Happiness is served by celebration, As one could use reminders of one's worth. Praised be days devoted to relation, Preserving ties of friendship, love, and birth. Yet uncles have no day, so this must do -- Father's Day, on which we recognize All close male relatives, so, too, They might see themselves through our eyes. Here's to you, then, an uncle who plays well Each well-considered role in which you're cast, Restoring far more faith than you can tell -- 'Tis the smallest gestures that will last. So may you enjoy your destined part, Devoted to the duties of the heart, An uncle, near or distant, who remains Yet one of those whose love a child sustains.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Audio and Video Music: Heart Strings. By Coyote Hearing. Music free to use at YouTube.