My Sunflower Garden

So, I got the coolest thing ever the other day, and I have been patiently waiting to share it will all of you!

I got huge wall stickers that are sunflowers. I had to wait to put them on my wall, because I had all the Christmas gifts up against the wall I wanted to put them on. But I finally cleaned my room, and put my sunflowers up, and they look so beautiful.

I love them so much. They remind me of a poem my 11th grade AP English teacher gave us at the end of the year, which I still carry in my wallet to this day:

Comes the Dawn
By: Veronica Shorffstall, 1971

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 understand that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head held high and your eyes open,

With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
You learn to build your roads

On today because tomorrow’s ground
Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have

A way of falling down in midflight.
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 can really endure,
That you really are strong

And you really do have worth
And you learn and learn … and you learn

With every goodbye you learn.

I wonder if Mrs. Searle still gives out this poem…  And now, I have my own sunflower garden to remind me of Nif every single day.

Thanks KF ❤

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RoseMarie Graveline
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 15:47:34

    it looks great:)

    Reply

  2. Erica
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 16:28:13

    lol me and jen used to call her mrs. cereal

    Reply

  3. Trackback: My Sunflowers <3 « Coniffdence | Gaining Strength After the Loss of My Little Sister

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