Monday, August 10, 2009

Poetry Corner: Veronica A. Shoffstall

Comes The Dawn

After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaving and company doesn't always 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 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 awhile 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 goodbye you learn...

Veronica A. Shoffstall


Lisa said...

I love the pictures you post.

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