Photobucket

+

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 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…

Veronica A. Shoffstall

13th April 2009
Tags: Veronica A. Shoffstall After a While thoughts that breathe poetry lit

  1. entropy-entropy likes this
  2. her-magic-trick reblogged this from growing-orbits
  3. primitiv-eros likes this
  4. fuckyomomscouch likes this
  5. 21sailboats reblogged this from borderofthesea
  6. borderofthesea reblogged this from growing-orbits
  7. sadika-darling likes this
  8. jiggynation likes this
  9. pink3gobox likes this
  10. um-pensamento-meu likes this
  11. soitsme likes this
  12. un--thought reblogged this from preciousnonsense
  13. preciousnonsense reblogged this from sadwordsfordirtylovers
  14. preciousnonsense likes this
  15. skin-and-dust reblogged this from please-sleep-softly
  16. please-sleep-softly reblogged this from sadwordsfordirtylovers
  17. please-sleep-softly likes this
  18. sadwordsfordirtylovers reblogged this from 100medos
  19. springkingsurfking likes this
  20. tellurium-copper likes this
  21. starsandsapphires reblogged this from diaryreadingcat
  22. bloodsilver reblogged this from diaryreadingcat
  23. bloodsilver likes this
  24. withoutmap likes this
  25. hard-boiledday-time reblogged this from diaryreadingcat
  26. diaryreadingcat reblogged this from psychenot
  27. blehblehblehhhh likes this
  28. finding-my-happinesss reblogged this from diveinme
  29. diveinme reblogged this from movieonyoureyelids
  30. diveinme likes this
  31. movieonyoureyelids reblogged this from bookoflonging
  32. suncastshadow reblogged this from psychenot
  33. datassitude reblogged this from trappedinvacancy
  34. datassitude likes this
  35. i-am-theonewhowaits reblogged this from growing-orbits
  36. trappedinvacancy reblogged this from psychenot
  37. psychenot reblogged this from growing-orbits
  38. erkmon likes this
  39. brokenhyoid likes this
  40. thosehearts reblogged this from lived
  41. aufildutemps reblogged this from lived
  42. lived reblogged this from growing-orbits
  43. holliesmithay reblogged this from pascoepascoe
  44. insomniaclullaby01 reblogged this from growing-orbits
  45. osoriolobato likes this
  46. fivegiraffes reblogged this from growing-orbits
  47. sereneobscurantism likes this
  48. belikethetrees reblogged this from seizeexistence
  49. theveryinstantthatisawyou reblogged this from growing-orbits
  50. dr-octocat reblogged this from growing-orbits