You Learn

time, life,  karma …                                                                                                                                                                 great teachers all….                                                                                                                                                                 trick, let you slip, fall….                                                                                                                                                                        you learn                                                                                                                                                                                       to stand tall                                                                                                                                                                                 post falls….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       solely self powered

………….. ~ ……………

……..You Learn……..
After a while 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 mid-flight.

After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your 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
….
And you
really do have worth…

And
you learn and learn…

With every good-bye
you learn.”
~ Jorge Luis Borges

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