After A While – A Poem

After a while, we learn the subtle differences between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And we learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and infatuation is not real,

We also begin to realize kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promised,

With our head held high and eyes wide open, we accept defeats with graceful acceptance instead of anger,

And learn only we can build the path of our life upon the truth of today because tomorrow’s ground is unknown,

And we may even learn sunshine can burn if we get too much,

So, my friends, plant the garden of your soul with flowers chosen only by you,

Learn from all events, and know you are powerful.

Nurture your soul-garden with self-love, practice kindness, and always know you are one-of-a-kind, priceless, and forever eternal.

Written by Dr. Deb

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