Sunday, 21 October 2007

Comes The Dawn

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 of 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 do have worth.
And you learn and you learn...
With every goodbye you learn.

Veronica A. Shoffstall


Blogger Princess of the Universe said...

I loved that- it's beautiful.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:53:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Pretty nice, huh?

Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:55:00 am  
Blogger Jenn said...

Thanks, I needed to be reminded of that.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:25:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

You're welcome Jenn. I needed to be reminded too.

: )

Sunday, October 21, 2007 4:44:00 pm  
Blogger abstractjenn said...

Victoria - that is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us out here in blog land.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 7:27:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

You're welcome.

I found it when Smith first broke up with me, but until now I haven't been able to read it without crying.

It seemed like the right time to share it.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 9:38:00 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Well, as a guy, I could as well totally use some of the advice. I guess we're (at times) not so different from you girls.

Thanks for sharing :-)

Monday, October 22, 2007 1:48:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Nope, not so different at all, Nick.

: )

Monday, October 22, 2007 7:54:00 am  
Blogger dilling said...

decorate your own soul!

Monday, October 22, 2007 9:29:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww....tear! Love it.

Monday, October 22, 2007 10:59:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Dilling, make it all pretty and awesome and stuff!

A Martini, it's a good one, eh?

Monday, October 22, 2007 7:31:00 pm  

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