Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments....

After a while you learn the subtle difference
 between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
 And you learn that love does not mean leaning
 and that company does not 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 an adult 
and not the grief of a child.
 And you learn to build all your roads today
 because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
 and the future has a way of falling down 
 in mid flight.
After awhile you learn that sunshine burns 
if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate you own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you are strong and you have worth.
And you learn and learn.
With every good bye you learn.
And with every hello.   by-Jorge Borges