Thursday, October 30, 2008

This seems to sum up everything I need to say today...

"Comes the Dawn"

After awhile you learn the subtle

Between holding a hand and chaining
a soul,

And you learn that love doesn't mean

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 you head held up and your eyes open,
With the grace of 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
Burns if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden and
Your own soul, instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can

That you really are strong
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn...
With every goodbye you learn.

-- Veronica Shoffstall
Today I am grateful for:
My home ACOA meeting
K3 sharing her lunch with me
Trusting HP


Cat said...

My dad sent me this as a clipping after I broke up with my very first boyfriend - and I was heartbroken. I have always loved this.


Syd said...

Kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises--It's true but sometimes hard to take. I think that the only truth is with our HP. Thanks for sharing this thought-provoking poem.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

simply...lilli! said...

It brought tears to my eyes, it's so true. I never heard this poem before, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing!