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Everything comes with a blessing

No matter how distressing
  Everything comes with a blessing

A bitter divorce
  seems wrenching, of course
Yet through its crucible of fire
  you can emerge inspired

Both legs blown off in the war
  What's left to live for --
See what you have that remains
  your whole upper body  
                  and all of your brain   

The death of a child so painful to bear
  For the longest time you just sit and stare
No easy 'answers' to comfort you
  but perhaps there's this ~
You're still here for a reason, that's not to be missed

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 2/16/2020 12:42:00 PM
Such positive lines GW, many congratulations on your potd:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/16/2020 4:53:00 PM
Gotta count those blessings! Thanks, Jan! : gw
Date: 2/15/2020 2:41:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD. So very true. A great write. I love it. Take Care.......
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Date: 2/15/2020 9:20:00 PM
Glad you like it, Paula, and thanks for the congrats. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/15/2020 7:25:00 AM
great choice for POTD... Congrats
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Date: 2/15/2020 9:19:00 PM
Thank you so much, S.O! ~ Gershon
Date: 2/14/2020 3:55:00 PM
Gershon, I'm a day late to the party, but congratulations on POTD for this potent and hope-filled write. I shall have to come back to this when tragedy strikes and remember its wisdom. Blessings, friend ~ John
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/15/2020 8:30:00 PM
Never late for me, John, whose privilege and blessing it is to read your thoughtful, considered comments. Glad this poem's message works for you! Warmest wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/14/2020 3:44:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD with this insightful beauty Gershon. Happy Valentine's Day! xxoo
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/14/2020 11:11:00 AM
Thanks so much for the congrats, Connie and Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 4:38:00 PM
Back with congrats on your POTD, Gershon. Well done.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 9:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line.
Date: 2/13/2020 3:31:00 PM
Very positive write Gershon, Congrats on POTD..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 9:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Joseph! Best of everything, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 2:27:00 PM
a poem that is upstanding for many. Hope it helps someone struggling to deal with difficulties of life
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Date: 2/13/2020 9:01:00 PM
Hope so too, Linda. Actually, it's helped me crystallize my thinking about even the 'darkest of clouds:' There IS a silver lining somewhere, and it's worth the struggle to find it. Thanks, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 1:54:00 PM
Oh boy, that's true; there's a good side to everything bad; sometimes you have to look for it though.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 8:58:00 PM
And too often, it's an epic struggle to find the silver lining. I do think that it's always worth the struggle, however. Thanks, M.L! :) gw
Date: 2/13/2020 12:53:00 PM
Excellent write Gershon, every day we have is indeed a blessing!
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:43:00 PM
Every day, hour, and minute, Juanita. Thank you for the comment and for your support! Cheers, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 12:31:00 PM
Just being there starts most good things...POTD for a reason, Lobo.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:42:00 PM
Very sage comment, Wayne. Sometimes one's mere presence is the best comfort. Appreciated, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 11:37:00 AM
" A true friend sees the first tear...catches the second tear and stops the third." True friends never ignore you like dust, under a rug. If they do, they are not your friends. A great write Congratilations. Panagiota xx
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:40:00 PM
Thank you for all of your support, Panagiota, and for the pearl of a quote! Warm wishes, :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 11:03:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, excellently penned!
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:38:00 PM
Tania, thank you so much for your support! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 10:40:00 AM
" What's left to live for: your whole upper body and all of your brain " This thought touches my heart so deeply at the moment. Thinking of my younger brother right now. Yes, blessings truly are everywhere- even in times of distress. Congratulations Gershon, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Brandy, for sharing how this poem affected you personally. We can only work from strength---but we have more strength than we know... Warm wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 10:35:00 AM
Gershon, congratulations on POTD. All those tragedies do come with a big jolt of pain especially the loss of a child. Time , time does heal. Hugs Eve
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:36:00 PM
Nothing like time to heal open wounds, as you point out,, Kim. Thanks! :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 10:26:00 AM
A brilliant poem that reminds us to count our blessings, Congratulations on POTD, Gershon. All the best~ Warren
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:35:00 PM
Thank you for such a nice comment, Warren. Appreciated! :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 10:17:00 AM
What an uplifting write and well-deserving of POTD! Congratulations!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:33:00 PM
P.S.,, your comment gives me a boost; it helps me keep going! Thanks again. ~ Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 10:01:00 AM
I can see why this is POTD! It is also a FAV for me. Congratulations :)
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:32:00 PM
Aw,, thank you so much for the FAVE, Heidi! And thank you for the consistent support of my site! Cheers,, Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 10:00:00 AM
I believe your personal experience wrote this poem. Congratulations!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:30:00 PM
You are correct, Sunlite, in two of the three cases cited. Thank you so much for the comment! Best wishes Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 9:27:00 AM
A very timely and thought-provoking message, Gershon. Congratulations on Poem of the Day. ~Mark
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:29:00 PM
Glad to promote thought and thinking. Thanks, Mark! :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 8:46:00 AM
Wonderful message beautifully written. Congrats my friend.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:28:00 PM
Thank you so much, Mark! :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 8:45:00 AM
Tragedies can take us out, but only if we let them. As for me I've seen my share and my strength to endure comes from above. Nice turn at the helm
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:28:00 PM
That's right. One comes out on the other side stronger than ever---and better able to handle the next crisis, not that it ever has to come! Here's to Happiness and Joy! ~ Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 8:27:00 AM
Congratulations Gershon on POTD. Exceptional write!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:26:00 PM
Thank you so much, Daniel, and thank you for your support. Appreciated. ~ Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 7:48:00 AM
Wonderful write. Congrats for your POTD.
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:22:00 PM
Thank you so much for the congrats, Victor. :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 7:48:00 AM
This poem is wonderful Gershon, and you my dear friend are a sage. Congratulations on POTD! Warm hugs and wishes for a fabulous day, xomo!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/13/2020 1:24:00 PM
Aw, your kind words are music to my aging ears. Wishing you a sensational day as well, Maureen! Warmest wishes, Gershon
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