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 God, I appreciated You
   most after
   well-meaning people
   assured me, 'You can be healed.'
      But I'm not.

 And others exulted, 'I never
    have a bad day
    anymore.'
      But I do.  

 And some bubbled about
    continual, rosy
    mountaintop experiences
    which could be mine
	if I'd believe as
	guilelessly as they.
 But I haven't attained
    those heights.

God, I don't have
    to be riding
	the wings of the wind
	to know
Your blessing.
1981 Nancy Spiegelberg
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God, I appreciated You 
  most after 
  well-meaning people 
  assured me, 'You can be healed.' 
     But I'm not. 

And others exulted, 'I never 
   have a bad day 
   anymore.' 
     But I do.   

And some bubbled about 
   continual, rosy 
   mountaintop experiences 
   which could be mine 
if I'd believe as 
guilelessly as they. 
But I haven't attained 
   those heights. 

God, I don't have 
   to be riding 
the wings of the wind 
to know 
Your blessing. 

- Nancy Spiegelberg 

© 1968 - 2001 Nancy Spiegelberg All Rights Reserved

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