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Comes the Dawn

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busylisa_ca
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0 posted 03-05-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for busylisa_ca   Email busylisa_ca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for busylisa_ca

This poem was written at a time in my life when I needed a "reality check"


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 security,
And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head held high and your eyes open,
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
You learn to build your roads
On today because tomorrow's ground
is too uncertain for plans, and futures
Have a way of falling in midflight.
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 are strong
And really do have worth
And you learn and learn....and you learn
With every goodbye you learn.


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hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 03-05-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This is a nice poem...but it was origionally titled After A While...
although you have made a few minor changes, this work is not your own
the original reads:

After A While...

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul...
And you learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises...
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security...
And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open with the grace of a child...
And you learn to build all your roads on today, because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans...
After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much, so 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, and that you really are strong and you really do have worth!

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 03-05-2000).]
Nan
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


3 posted 03-05-2000 10:21 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

busylisa_ca

This being your first post at Passions, we certainly welcome you - and your original work.  Please review the guidelines and come on back with some work that is exclusively yours.  

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