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HAPPY BIRTHDAY


















                                                                                                 what can we do against death, shajil






                                                                                                                  but assert life’s power?






                                                                                                                     like aeneas in virgil’s






                                                                                                                              ancient poem






                                                                                                                     you take your father






                                                                                                                      upon your shoulders






                                                                                                            to escape the deadly flames






                                                                                                   and the devastation all around you






                                                                                                                and with deliberate care






                                                                                                                         carry him forward






                                                                                                                               back into life






                                                                                                                             “pious aeneas”






                                                                                                                        pious shajil as well






                                                                                                                                    his name






                                                                                                                                   and yours






                                                                                                                      will be remembered














                                                                     JACK FOLEY
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