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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

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Date: 3/14/2020 2:50:00 AM
Gershon, for every tear a victory. Sometimes pain is a blessing. Congrats anyway on your POTD. Ernilando
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Date: 3/14/2020 11:18:00 PM
Thanks for the view and the viewpoint! Best wishes, gw
Date: 3/8/2020 12:36:00 PM
Transmuting pain into blessings ~ for yourself and others. A great message my friend. Congrats on your POTD! Well deserved.
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Date: 3/8/2020 7:18:00 PM
Thanks for making time to visit my site and comment on this poem, P.M. Appreciated. Cheers, Gershon
Date: 2/25/2020 11:25:00 AM
A belated congratulations on your POTD, Gershon.. Such a powerful message, my friend.. Optimistic and realistic! Really enjoyed this gem! Have a blessed day..
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Date: 2/25/2020 1:16:00 PM
Never too late to receive good wishes from a good friend. Thank you so much, Robertina! :) Gershon
Date: 2/18/2020 11:47:00 AM
Gershon, Congratulations on your POTD. I am still learning the website and missed this poignant entry. So important to look for the hidden blessings as we heal from tragedy. Blessings!
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Date: 2/18/2020 7:57:00 PM
Never too late to receive encouraging words. Thanks, Sam! Cheers, Gershon
Date: 2/16/2020 12:42:00 PM
Such positive lines GW, many congratulations on your potd:-) hugs Jan xx
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Date: 2/13/2020 1:28:00 PM
Thank you so much, Mark! :) Gershon
Date: 2/13/2020 8:27:00 AM
Congratulations Gershon on POTD. Exceptional write!
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Date: 2/13/2020 1:26:00 PM
Thank you so much, Daniel, and thank you for your support. Appreciated. ~ Gershon
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