Monday, June 08, 2009

Comes The Dawn

i was reading a friend's blog a bit ago and was feeling and hurting for what she seems to be going through right now. it made me think of 1 of my 2 favorite poems. i read this often to give me strength.

"Comes the Dawn"
Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall

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 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 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 learn...
With every goodbye you learn.

5 comments:

Emerging From The Fire said...

:)

Thanks.

jaime said...

i'm glad i stumbled onto this today because i'm going through a major heartbreak. this was nice to read, thanks :)

Brandi said...

*sigh* what a wonderful poem. what wise words.

cordieb said...

What wonderful words to share. Thank You.

cordieb said...

can you let me know if you can make another necklace similar to this one http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.48745092.jpg

I gave mine to my daughter...reluctantly, and i still want one. Also, if possible I'd like two because I have two daughters. They don't have to be the same, use your own imagination. I would like the same words on the pendant however.