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After A While, You Learn

Posted by cotojo on July 3, 2007

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 the grace of God, 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.

And 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 …

And with every goodbye, you learn.

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6 Responses to “After A While, You Learn”

  1. cotojo said

    Grandma Fallon – Thank you for your most kind words and for visiting my humble blog 🙂
    Have a lovely day,
    Colin

  2. Grandma Fallon said

    And after awhile you learn to live in the now and count your blessings.
    what a beautiful poem and so comforting.
    Humbly
    Grandma Fallon

  3. cotojo said

    Thank you for your comment Lisa. No matter how difficult the day may be you will always find the inner strength to overcome it.
    God Bless
    Colin

  4. Sophiagurl said

    And 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.

    i like that part very much, reminds me of the days I was able to get over something very very difficult and I realize that I can only rely on myself and to expect little from others…Nice post Colin. God bless.

  5. cotojo said

    You’re welcome sylvied :o)
    Have a great week.

  6. sylvied said

    Thanks 😉

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