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How Long?

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Sparky
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Post by Sparky » December 28, 2009, 6:48 pm

How Long?


How long should it take to learn to walk;

To learn to talk;

And what if--

What if there are complications?

What if the body isn't perfect?

Should we fault the person for not fitting the mold--

Not keeping the schedule;

Or do we have compassion and patience

And let them learn in their own due time?

How long does it take to learn to heal;

To learn to feel;

And what if--

What if the heart is scarred?

Should we fault the person for not keeping the schedule;

Or do we have compassion and patience

And let them heal in their own due time?


So many times I've heard
Restrictions voiced with critical words;

"At their age, they should be able . . ."
Did you see what was on their table?

Who is the unfeeling one?
Knots tied hard aren't quickly undone.

No-one wants happiness more than they
Whose broken hearts hold it at bay.

For the experience that must be proved
Over and over till stones are moved.

Sun can't shine through solid rock
Nor healing be timed by earthly clock.


Much love to all,
Barbie
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

~ Helen Keller

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Lion~*
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Post by Lion~* » December 28, 2009, 7:10 pm

Isn't that true. We can learn to walk and talk.... but to heal... that is something that isn't learned. Like trust... healing is earned one stich at a time... one removal of dead flesh... reapplications of balm...patience... endurance... forgiveness... acceptance... tenderness... protection and often sheer determination of soul to not lose oneself to a surrounding of "infection". And even at that... some wounds may scar over... but the memory of them will forever make you wince as if it is as brutally raw as when life tore you open.

Glad you brought up one of your old poems Barbie. You have a tender, gentle soul that reaches out with kindness.

love Janice
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Sparky
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Post by Sparky » December 28, 2009, 8:21 pm

Thank you (((Janice))). A wise friend of mine once said "it takes a lifetime". True words that ring in my heart every time I wonder... Thanks to God who gave us people to walk with, so we never have to walk alone.

Love,
Barbie
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

~ Helen Keller

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