After A While, the lovely poem written by Veronica A. Shoffstall, in a beautiful art print designed by Sherrie Lovler. Simply lettered in a perfect italic script and decorated with a rose in your choice of color. Makes a perfect gift for those who have gone through heartbreak and have either come out the other side, or still need some help getting there. Many sizes and colors to choose from, matted or framed. For more information see About the Prints.
- 11x14" outside mat
- 7x10" inside mat
After A While
by Veronica A. Shoffstall
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
that you really are strong
and that you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
with every goodbye you learn...