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Gavin's First Birthday



One year of outpouring
and growing in posthaste
One year of exploring
to see, to touch and taste

One year of engaging
and growing in stature
One year of upstaging
to act, to play and lure

One year of devoting
and growing in talent
One year of emoting
to say, to call and vent

One year of resolving
and growing in control
One year of involving
to bop, to rock and roll

One year of recording
and growing in tribute
One year of rewarding
to win, to fix and root

One year of effusing
and growing in delight
One year of amusing
to yak, to zip and kite
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