Tuesday, September 25, 2012

sounds good to me.

a dear friend showed me this poem when i was in a bad place, and reading it now reminds me of how much i've learned in the past few years.  turn up the music (^ preferably this song. this song is my insta-happy.), fill up yo cup (of tea) and remind yourself how wonderful you really are. 

"after a while"

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 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 a while you learn
that even the 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 are really strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn and you learn
with every good bye you learn.

- veronica a. shoffstall 

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