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26 March 2004 @ 02:48 pm
Tao of the Day  
Then Comes the Dawn

After awhile 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 midflight.
After awhile you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden
And you decorate your own soil,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong
That you really do have worth
And you learn... and you learn...
With every goodbye you learn.

Thanks to turtle_avenger - I copied this down from a copy she has.
bayushibayushiboy on March 26th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful. thanks!
turtle_avenger on March 27th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
Don't forget to send me that poem! :)

Let me know if you need my email address.