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This poem has really been helping me. I am in day 5 of NC. Best day yet.


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

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 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 good-bye you learn.

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Its day 5 of NC for me as well. Sometimes I feel like I am not sure how I will move on and other times I realize its for the best. Your poem totally spoke to me ...because sometimes looking at things simply for what they are can help but of course its the problem when my mind gets the best of me. Thank you for sharing!

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