Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday A Favorite Poem Of Mine

Inspired by Katie J today I decided to post one of my favorite poems and it isn't even sad it just about life lessons we all have to learn!

After A While

Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while
you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't always promises
and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and and your eyes ahead 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 mid-flight.
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 good-bye you learn.

Hope your having a great weekend!


  1. That was a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  2. I had not heard/read that poem. And it's beautiful.
    Have you read Derek Walcott's "Love after Love." It is similar.