You Really Don't Know What You're Missing

Music: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor.
By J. S. Bach. Sequenced by Dean Lampe.

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Nicholas Gordon

You really don't know what you're missing.
Life goes once around the sun.
Children grow too old for kissing.
Done can never be undone.

Years return as memories,
Rich or poor, as you invest.
How much value you accrue
Depends upon your interest.

There are joys, and there are pleasures:
Do not these two things confuse.
One yields charms; the other, treasures
It would tear the heart to lose.

So turn to what in life must matter:
Love, and all that loving brings.
Your children need their only father;
You need them, as words need things.

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