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You Had the Gift of Happiness

Music: The Scent of Cedars.
By Philipp Weigl.
Performed by Philipp Weigl at the Free Music Archive
under an Attribution License.

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You had the gift of happiness,
The unrelenting grace
To see the radiance of life
Within the ruthless face.

Cancer, heart attacks, and strokes,
Paralysis and pain,
A flood that left you penniless . . .
And still you smiled again.

It wasn't pure naivete
Or something just not there,
Or, even worse, an inner lie
That said you didn't care.

It was a certain blessedness
Attained by very few
That let you live within a love
Within the love in you.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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