They may not be fun
But they must be done
Where you are young or old
Shy or bold!

When you were a kid
There were the chores you did
Relatives you smiled at
Functions that made you fat!

You grew up and you thought
That a relief from obligations should be sought
But no matter how much you try
They would always be close by.

Parents, kids, relatives, siblings
Baptisms, birthdays, betrothals and weddings
Smile and go through all of them
For there are so many yet to come!