Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CC # 27 . . . 3 to go . . .

Taking the idea from Toni and sharing my Favorite Poem today.  It's called: 


AFTER A WHILE


After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand & 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 you learn . . .
With every goodbye . . . You learn.

Copyright: 1971 Veronica A. Schoffstal

3 comments:

  1. Hi Marge! What a great poem! I enjoyed reading it a lot. I hope you're well and I'm off to catch up on the rest of your post. Enjoy your Wednesday! Hugs
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  2. Hi Marge! I'm all caught up here now. I LOVE the poem you chose. I've read it before, & it's so touching. Have a wonderful day Marge! Hugs
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  3. Beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing.

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