Veronica Shoffstall – 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 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 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 are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
With every good bye you learn.


2 thoughts on “Veronica Shoffstall – After A While

  1. I absolutely love this… thanks for posting this..
    Loving your blog so far 🙂 Well done on taking the steps you have taken to make the life changes you need to – for YOU. I have also just gone through a very difficult time in my life and I take each day at a time. Sometime I don’t get it right, but there is always tomorrow to try again. You can only fail at something if you don’t use that experience to learn from. There is always a way to achieve what it is you set out to 🙂


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