Wednesday Wisdom....

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Wednesday Wisdom....
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 2:04pm

A number of yrs ago a friend gave me this poem in a frame.....


After a while you learn the subtle difference

Between holding ahand 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 eyes open wide and your head held high,

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.

So you plant your own garden.

And decorate your own soul.

And stop wiating for someone to bring you flowers,

And you learn that you really can endure - and

You really are strong and you really do have worth.

And you learn, and your learn . . . .

With every good - bye . . . you learn.

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 3:07pm

Thanks mary!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 3:11pm

I love it Mary. Thanks for sharing it with us.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 6:30pm

I just love that poem Mary.

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