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Hidden from me

i'd always been taught that everything happens for the best, that it's all meant to be, that everything i see, hear about, feel, and what-have-you comes from One Source, and that 'it's all good,' as they say these days, but when it came to my divorce, i was unable to reconcile all these 'truths' with what i perceived as reality, so i became bitter, full of bile, while every little thing upset me -- my equilibrium was nowhere to be found -- if that makes any sense, until the day that i found myself raising my hand high over my head to strike one of my children, just like my father used to do and i had vowed never to do, and that's when i knew there is a reason to everything in this world ~ though hidden from me "Hidden from me" July 08, 2020 My Faith Poetry Contest Sponsor - Regina Riddle

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Date: 7/10/2020 3:57:00 PM
Someone has to break the cycle of abuse; I am proud it was you.
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Date: 7/10/2020 6:55:00 AM
There's nothing dark being hidden from you now, and much the better person for it. Our emotions are difficult to hold in check when our limits are stretched, but you mind and heart prevailed. A very personal and well written Haibun, Gershon.
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Date: 7/9/2020 11:09:00 PM
Great haibun, Gershon ~ your last line is fabulous.
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Date: 7/9/2020 4:45:00 AM
We all find ourselves in dark places as we go through life and its only an Incident like that that brings you back to the light. Tom
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Date: 7/9/2020 10:36:00 PM
Exactly right. Thanks for the sympathy, Tom. All the best, Gershon
Date: 7/9/2020 3:35:00 AM
An epiphany...
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 7/9/2020 10:35:00 PM
Yes, very much an epiphany, Kai -- one that changed my life for the (much, much) better! Thanks for nailing the comment. Take care, Gershon
Date: 7/9/2020 12:02:00 AM
Beautifully written Haibun.. Deep and meaningful.. Good luck Gershon..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 7/9/2020 10:35:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. I need all the good luck I can get. lol. Be well, Gershon