Monday, October 22, 2007

After A While

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open,
With the grace of a woman,
Not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine
Burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
In stead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth,and you learn and learn...
With every good bye you learn.


  1. beautiful! thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

    I have to comment on this post specifically because I found this poem years ago and have held onto it over the years because I just thought it was so beautiful. How neat to come across it on your blog!


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