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 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 open, with the grace of

    an adult,not the grief of a child, And you learn to

   build all your roads on today because tomorrow"s ground

   is to uncertain for plans, After awhile 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, That you really are strong,

   And you really do have worth. After awhile you learn

   that God is not going to give us more than we can handle.

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Just a Faith Poem

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bhurt's picture

This is so good, I love this poem, such insight, I learned from this poem