At Night, Unkissed, A-bed AT NIGHT, UNKISSED, A-BED
At night,
unkissed, a-bed
without
anyone's blessing,
The weeping child
shudders and
sobs until
She's wrung dry
from tears,
and spent.

In the morning,
carefully,
she gathers the
tattered edges of
her garment
of composure
about her nakedness,
And tiptoes out
Into another loveless day.

Oh, tell her about
The One
Who promises
"I will never leave you
or forsake
you,"
for
"I have loved you
with an
everlasting
love."
-Nancy Spiegelberg

© 1989 Nancy Spiegelberg

...he has said, 
"I will never leave you or forsake you."

So we can say with confidence, "The Lord 
is my helper; I will not be afraid. What 
can anyone do to me?" Hebrews 13:5b, 6 (NRSV)
© 1968 - 2002 Nancy Spiegelberg All Rights Reserved

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