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Might as well call it earth day part two,
the earth around the sun another time
celebrating you.

You were not easy to come by, needed
cosmic forces to align, your mom and dad
were not perfectly matched just divine.

Something changed when you were born,
the wind shifted, hope was renewed, anything
was again possible.

Your parents chose a path, have done their
best but are sure you will fulfill their dreams
further, count on you to try real hard.

“To make an effort” is the core of living
ask Charles Dickens’ Mrs. Chick, John Wooden’s
success a peace of mind knowing we did our best.

Happy birthday, soldier, keep your head and
body aligned toward light, keep celebrating
the sun and its earth moving right.