midnight butterfly

After The Dawn - Poem by midnight butterfly

After while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love
Does not mean leaning
And 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 a woman
Not the grief of a child
And learn to build your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And future has a way of falling down in mid-flight
After 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 waitting 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 you learn
With every good-bye you learn.............

Comments about After The Dawn by midnight butterfly

  • Brian Jani (5/3/2014 11:48:00 AM)

    Nice writing, I always learn something (Report) Reply

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  • Vinod Kumar (2/12/2011 1:11:00 PM)

    Nice Write Nice Flow Like a Cascade..., (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2011 3:55:00 PM)

    This is all absolutly true and beautifully written. The worst part is knowing that we do hope that there will be an exception without thinking of the consequenses. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/27/2011 10:13:00 AM)

    The tragedy is that some live and never come to this understanding. It is a powerful perspective that teaches personal responsibility. Excellently expressed Lady Butterfly! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (12/9/2010 3:55:00 PM)

    Great poem my friend and it's so true, every single word. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 9, 2010

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