3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

imageAfter 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 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./ And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. 

After awhile 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 you really do have worth. 

And you learn and learn… /With every goodbye you learn. 

I found this poem the summer before my freshman year of college. I hung it on the wall in my desk area in my dorm room because it really spoke to me, and I have never forgotten it.

Thanks to TimeWithLyme for nominating me for this challenge. I love reading her blog about her winning her fight with Lyme’s Disease- she is inspirational in her vigor, strength, and wit. Please check her out!

I nominate the following bloggers to fulfill the 3 Day Quote Challenge:




Don’t forget to:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Select 1-3 quotes for 3 days to post on your blog.

Pick 3 bloggers to continue the love of quotes!


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