After a While Poem......was lost now found!! :)  

Passionatelove70 47F
262 posts
10/8/2005 9:59 pm

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After a While Poem......was lost now found!! :)

Here's the poem I was referring to a few blogs ago (before my birthday). I search and searched and finally found it! YEA!!!! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. It seems a little depressing, but really read it and it is actually about becoming stronger.


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 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
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn...

© 1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

StCloudCouple4 45M/45F

10/9/2005 5:15 am

So do we. We hope things are getting better for you. You are a wonderful person and we hate for things to be going tough for you.

rm_mtnravyn 61M
890 posts
10/9/2005 8:36 pm

That is a favorite of mine. It also triggers this from "The Invitation"
“This is the reality we live: aspiring to be at our best, longing for and sometimes finding meaning and connection within ourselves and with that which is larger than ourselves, we are undone by messy bathrooms, traffic jams, and burnt toast. I am not interested in a spirituality that cannot encompass my humanness. I find little comfort or guidance in traditional dogma or unqualified New Age optimism. Because beneath the small daily trials are harder paradoxes, things the mind cannot reconcile but the heart must hold if we are to live full; profound tiredness and radical hope; shattered beliefs and relentless faith; the seemingly contradictory longings for personal freedom and a deep commitment to others, for solitude and intimacy, for the ability to simply be with the world and the need to change what we know is not right about how we are living.”

It is in resolution of personal paradox that the path becomes clearer. ( I cannot view your profile anyway)

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