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Comes The Dawn (for Alz+)
The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2015 7:07 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020


This is a poem that usually gets passed around in domestic violence situations...but fits here as well.


Comes The Dawn

After awhile you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you begin to learn that love doesn’t mean security,
And that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats with you head up and your eyes open.
With the grace of maturity, 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 awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own 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
That you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn and learn ….
With every goodbye you learn.


llee08032
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:09 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4405


I like this poem! My favorite part:So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.




The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:38 AM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020


Me too.
Eden Desjardins
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:34 AM
Joined: 5/25/2015
Posts: 48


I love this poem. Alzheimer's makes me cherish every moment I have with my husband more, now that he's slowly but surely fading.
TheSteven
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:46 AM
Joined: 10/11/2014
Posts: 167


Great choice The_Sun_Still_Rises
Sea Field
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 2:17 PM
Joined: 8/5/2012
Posts: 1870


I have loved this poem for many years! Thank you for reminding me of it.

Blessings, Cynthia