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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 always mean security. 

And you begin to learn
that kisses aren't contracts 
and presents aren't promises 

You begin to accept your defeats 
with your head up and your eyes ahead 
with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child. 

And you learn
to build your roads on today 
because tomorrow's ground is 
too uncertain for plans 
and futures have ways of falling down 
in mid-flight. 

After a 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 waiting for someone
to bring you flowers. 

And you learn that you really can endure, 
you really are strong, 
and you really do have worth. 

And you learn 

And you learn 

With every goodbye, you learn.....