Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by jaltair, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. jaltair

    jaltair New Member


    By Veronica Shoffstall

    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 midflight.
    After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
    So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
    Instead 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 goodbye you learn.
  2. sisland

    sisland New Member

    this is such a moving poem! Someone gave it to me years ago when i was going through a rough time (Who Hasn't!),,,,,,Thankyou for posting it! makes me think back and also to the future!,,,,,,,,,,,,,S
  3. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. It was beautiful.
  4. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Thank you so much for posting it.