Happiness Is Not a Holiday

Music: Birthday Present.
By Lovira.
Performed by Lovira at the Free Music Archive
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Happy Holidays

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Nicholas Gordon

Happiness is not a holiday.
An everyday will do, an any minute.
Perhaps one lingers briefly by the way,
Pausing to breathe in the infinite.
Yet holidays are necessary pleasures,
Holding open else-neglected doors,
Offering a wealth of well-known treasures
Likely to renew depleted stores.
In doing what the holiday demands,
Delighting in its long-obeyed commands,
A separated family now joins hands,
Yielding to a deeper harmony,
Still together, though infrequently.

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