Monday, January 31, 2011

learning moment

after while you learn the subtle difference

between holding a hand and chaining a soul

you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning

and company doesn’t always mean security

you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts

and presents aren’t promises

you begin to accept your defeats with your head up

and your eyes ahead

with the grace of a woman

not the guilt of a child

and you learn to build your road on today

because tomorrow ’s ground is too uncertain

after awhile you learn that even sunshine burns

if you ask for 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 really do have worth

you learn

with each good-bye

you learn

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