Saturday, October 18, 2008
A favorite poem of mine
I'm a huge fan of poetry. The words of poem can speak to my soul on very deep level. I have journals full of poetry that I wrote as a teen and young adult. Putting my feelings to paper helped me deal with some really rough times in my life. Today I figured I'd share one of my favorite poems with you. I didn't write this one. I'm not even sure who did but I love the words.
Comes the Dawn
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 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 leave you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure;
You really are strong, you really do have worth.
And you learn, and you learn
With every goodbye you learn.