Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A poem about learning from bittersweet experiences. The best thing about life and getting older is that you learn from your just can't do it otherwise. When they actually happen to you...all the motley weeps and laughs that are inevitably intertwined in the intricacy of life, you are unknowingly blessed because you emerge so much stronger and wiser...

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 ahead
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 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,
you really do have worth,
and you learn
and you learn,
with every goodbye, you learn...


  1. Helloooo :-)

    wainch. va chhelo ve i blog chu... and nice poem. Ka blog ah ka lo add che o? I wont disclose your real identity if thats what ur afraid of...

  2. Illusionaire! any Mizo blog u haven't been to? :D
    Calliopia: sorry, just didn't want to comment as you wanted it private. Its an etiquette thing u know.. which i guess illusionaire won't understand, :D
    I just love this template and the poem is realll good.
    A small request, mind if i add ur blog to my "list of blogs i visit" on my blog... :o)

  3. duh! If people don't want comments on their blogs and want it to be completely private, then they simply disable comments.

    You seem pretty... edgy these days, No hidden depth. Whats the matter? old balls and chain coming into the picture very soon? hmmm....

  4. Thank you, bw...yeah I dont really want this to be very open which is why I took off the shoutbox. But sure, I'd be flattered to have you add my blog to your list.And congrats, btw :)

  5. Thanks for the congrats.. :)

    Quite a funny situation that i'm in actually.. :P

    BTW, i identity hi a khirh lutuk.. :P

  6. i havent read such a beautiful poem in a long long time...somehow u pick up those that touch your very soul...:)

  7. annonymous was me ..lolzz how do i edit it??..:)

  8. I don't think they're editable...guess you just have to delete and start again. Thanks a bunch, jes...I can't quite remember where I picked up the poem from. I do that all the time, collect poems online,like diki used to collect recipes and you collect friends :)