Learning in Life

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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

And with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child

And you learn to build all your roads on today

Because tomorrows ground is too uncertain for your plans.

After a while you learn that even sunshine

Burns if you have too much.

So plant your own garden and decorate

Your own soul instead of waiting for

Someone to bring you flowers.

And you will learn that you really can endure,

That you really are special

And that you really do have worth

So live to learn and know yourself

In doing so, you will learn to live.



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