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''Not My Time'' Premiere Contest Winner

I was driving from Montreal to Ottawa and the snow had just started. But, it was nothing to worry about. However, an hour out the snow was falling quite heavy and a wind was blowing. Around a curve the traffic had stopped so, of course I had to stop too. I was adjusting the radio when I looked in my mirror and saw transport truck lights coming toward me at a very high speed. I thought it was going to slow down and stop. But, it did not and kept coming. My car was hit and I was flying over the cars. I looked down and thought how is this possible! Life did not flash in front of me but, I was sure I would die. My car came crashing down on the medium in the middle of the highway and I heard a loud crunching sound. Then, I was spinning and spinning. When the car stopped it was facing oncoming traffic. The police were there and opened my door, helping me out. I looked at my car and there was nothing left from behind the front seat. The car was split in two. The policeman said to me, "It was not your time, Miss." Within minutes of walking away, my car was hit by oncoming traffic. That's when I cried and started shaking. There is no way I should have survived that accident. So, I am convinced that there was divine intervention at work. God, was not ready to have me. The next day my whole body ached even my hair. I was bruised but there was nothing broken. People died that day but I was not one of them for some reason beyond my understanding . . .
the snow thick and wet fierce wind roaring like a train . . . cars lay in pieces
__________________ December 17, 2021 Poetry/Haibun/''Not My Time'' Copyright Protected, ID 12-1413-549-17 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the Premier contest, Divine Intervention sponsor, Chantelle Anne Cooke, Judged 1/4/2022 First Place

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Date: 1/16/2022 9:46:00 AM
Constance, your chilling experience that you were able to walk away from, surly was the grace of God intervening. The officer was right, "it's not your time Miss", the words must resonate in your memory of that terrifying day. Glad you survived and are gracing us with your creative works. Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 1/16/2022 4:27:00 PM
Paulette, I have nightmares of the accident and what could have happened, and why I was the one to survive , blessings ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/12/2022 5:26:00 AM
This is terrifying and beyond terrifying. It was definitely divine intervention that helped you to walk away from such a tragic moment. I'm so glad you're here to share your gift with all of us. God bless you dear friend. Love, Gina
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Date: 1/16/2022 4:29:00 PM
Gina, yes, beyond terrifying and tragic, the next day my whole body ached and I could barely move, the doctor said I was in shock, thanks for your comment ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/8/2022 9:21:00 PM
A well-deserved top placement, so well described in so few words. What a story. What an experience. HYN.
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Date: 1/9/2022 12:11:00 PM
Curtis, thanks for the compliment on my placement, it is and experience that has brought me nightmares ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/6/2022 7:39:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this... Surely, divine intervention worked; indeed the hand of the Lord protected you, since He still has something in store for you. God bless you.
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Date: 1/7/2022 5:46:00 PM
Beata, thanks for the congrats and the comment, blessings ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/5/2022 2:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. glad you are and survived such an ordeal!
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Date: 1/5/2022 4:42:00 AM
Karen, thank you for the congratulations. I will never understand why I survived ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/4/2022 8:26:00 PM
Really very great experience. Though traumatic, God had intervened and you had experienced it vividly. A second life. Or a resurrection. I join with you to thank the Lord. You have narrated the experience in a very telling way in haibun form. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/5/2022 4:43:00 AM
Christuraj, thank you for the great comment and congratulations ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/4/2022 6:55:00 PM
Fascinating narrative of your ordeal and a blessed tribute to the Almighty God in control of every detail of our lives. Thank you so much for sharing this in honor of divine intervention. Congratulations on your write and kudos on your award.
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Date: 1/5/2022 4:44:00 AM
Reason, thanks for the wonderful comment, the compliment and congratulations ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/4/2022 2:33:00 PM
WOW!!! What a story/write. Congratulations on this win. Love It. Your time was not up. You needed to write your writes for other's to enjoy. Have a blessed day and New Year.................
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Date: 1/5/2022 4:45:00 AM
Paula, thanks for the compliment, congratulations and comment, blessings ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 12/21/2021 12:29:00 PM
Who are we to know why or how we are protected until our time has come. Well written tragic story in Haibun form. Thanks for sharing Constance. I too have experienced such a terrible accident for it wasn't my turn either. You friend, Bill
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Date: 12/22/2021 1:25:00 PM
Bill, thanks for visiting my poem and for the compliment, yes, it is hard to understand the why to "why" things happen, friendship ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/21/2021 2:22:00 AM
Impressive written My dear, truly was not your turno... God's plan ! a miracle to us... God bless you! Merry Christmas salute and peace Constance ! alkas
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Date: 12/21/2021 6:57:00 AM
Alkas, thank you for the compliment and comment, surviving that accident is a "miracle" I think about always , Merry Christmas ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 10:11:00 AM
Yep, this can and does happen. I really enjoyed reading this harrowing account of your accident, but mostly am so, so happy that are alive to tell it. Happy Holidays, Constance.
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Date: 12/17/2021 12:46:00 PM
Milt, thanks for the visit and comment, I survived that horrific accident while others died for a reason, still searching for the reason but an experience like that changes your outlook on life, happy holidays ~ peace and tranquility _Constance