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Another Birthday

I had another birthday today
with no work to get in the way.
This Saturday morn,
I got up with the dawn
with intent to do nothing but play.

But this day did not go as I thought
and as usual a lesson it taught.
For with family and friends
all arriving in trends
in pure chaos I found myself caught.

So in welcoming all of my guests
I really had very few rests.
Though they all wished me well
the day was pure hell
and my patience was put to all tests.

Now the lesson I learned was quite plain
when my birthday it comes once again
I just go to work
where none know if I shirk
as I've mastered the art of that game!

Ivor G Davies

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