Comes the Dawn

by on January 7, 2012

After 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 grown up, 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 own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring your 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

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Ausente September 22, 2014 at 12:38 am

Rev, Appell,Your devotionals on God Pause the past week are beulitfulay written and truly inspirational. I hope you continue to write them for publication. Your words are a breath of fresh air in a world of stale theology.PatriciaLake Jackson, TX


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