Wednesday, September 29, 2010

After a while

It takes time to become confident and assertive.We are likely to meet along the life’s way overwhelming failures and shining successes. If we develop the ability to face them calmly and to bounce back where fallen without ascribing it to fate, we would have learnt the secret of winning.I read this passage with a beautiful poem by Veronica.A.Shoffstall entitled ‘ After a while’ and wish to share with you.
After a while you learnt
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 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
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn…


  1. Great lines!

    (Back after a long time. Is the words bgrace and bgrief intentional?)

  2. beautiful poem
    we just have to remember one thing
    we have it in us...just keep a foot forward..and the rest will fall in place

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  4. Blessings....

    Absolutely splendid and I agree 100%.

  5. nice lines there.and time and experience are 2 good boons which helps us endure and go along.

  6. plant your own garden
    and decorate your own soul
    instead of waiting for someone
    to bring you flowers

    I loved these words,thanks for sharing this inspiring poem .

  7. That is so true. Nicely written.

  8. nice poem and very touching. thanks for posting it.

  9. nice and touching poem. thanks for posting it.

  10. that was for me..(and there are many others who would feel so)
    thanks a lot for sharing.