Curlies who have experienced a recent breakup

Some of the threads of recent weeks reminded me of a poem I read many years ago. This morning I remembered a few lines and was able to Google it. Has anyone read this before?

After A While
1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

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 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...
i used to have this on my fridge back in the day. it's a good one!
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Never heard of it but very good.
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
That is excellent! My sister references that any time one of us has problems in our relationships.... Wise words to live by.
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i used to have this on my fridge back in the day. it's a good one!
Originally Posted by journotraveler
I found it very comforting during my dating days. And I needed a lot of comforting too, since I always seemed to date the wrong guys.
i used to have this on my fridge back in the day. it's a good one!
Originally Posted by journotraveler
I found it very comforting during my dating days. And I needed a lot of comforting too, since I always seemed to date the wrong guys.
Originally Posted by medussa
we must be related..... do you "stay too long at the fair"?
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i used to have this on my fridge back in the day. it's a good one!
Originally Posted by journotraveler
I found it very comforting during my dating days. And I needed a lot of comforting too, since I always seemed to date the wrong guys.
Originally Posted by medussa
same here! except that it took me a lot longer to get smart.
3B corkscrews with scatterings of 3A & 3C.
I read that a few years ago and love it. Thanks for posting it.


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel
That's great! Thank you!
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
Great poem. Except that it made me shed a few tears here at work. [you can see I'm working very hard].
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Great poem. My mom had that hanging on the refrigerator for as long as I could remember when I was younger. I'm not sure if it was a reminder for her or us.
Very beautiful. I've read it in Chicken Soup for the soul.
And the end of the day , all you've got is yourself..
Wow that was what I needed... I have been dealing with so much lately....

Thanks for posting that......
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i'm getting tired of decorating my own soul though...

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