After a while, you learn the subtle differences between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and infatuation is not real,
You begin to realize kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises,
With your head held high and eyes wide open, you accept defeats with graceful acceptance instead of anger,
And you learn only you can build the path of your life upon the truth of today because tomorrow’s ground is unknown,
And you may even learn sunshine can burn if you get too much,
So, my friend, plant the garden of your soul with flowers chosen only by you,
Learn from all events and know you are incredibly strong.
Nurture your soul-garden with self-love, practice kindness and always know you are one-of-a-kind, priceless and forever eternal.