You Learn!

I’d like to share this poem by Veronica A. Shofstall. I totally love the poem and I have no idea who the author is. I’ve searched and I found on bio of her, just the poem. Please inform me if you happen to get info about her. I think she’s a great writer and I’d love to read more of her writings.

After a while I've learned that people really do come and go. They may leave you with a broken heart but also with a life lesson you’ll carry along as you move on. I've learned that if you’ve been hurt; don’t curse the person who caused the pain. As the phrase from movie My Sassy Girl goes “The pain goes away sooner than you think.” You may hate them for a while but eventually when you start feeling good again, you’ll forget the hurt and that should come with forgiveness. After a while I've learned that forgiveness is the best thing you can give to someone. They may ask for it or they may not, but give it still. It’ll be your advantage. It’ll cleanse your heart and soul, it releases anger and it turns tears into smiles!

So after a while of getting through this crazy life, what did you learn? Share! I’d be glad to know.

Here's a song by Alanis Morisette called "You Learn"




  1. Yes! Fabulous poem! I'm so happy you shared.

    People really do come and go, and you just have to let them. Some people are meant to be a part of your life for only a moment, and yet I've caught myself trying to hang to them--trying to make their presence last longer.

    However, I loved the poem! Especially the part about nourishing your soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

    Best wishes,


  2. Thank you Zabrinah! Yes as people do leave and we should learn to let go. Thanks for visiting!

  3. We just all have to accept and forgive ourself and other people who have hurt our heart and ego. No matter how hard it is for us to move on, we just have to force our will and in due time it will all be worth it. :)

    Bez, miss you! Mwaaaahh!

  4. Right bez! life gets better when we start moving on. Miss you too! Hope to see you soon!

  5. I've learned that people are like seasons some people change with the fall leaves and sometimes when it's winter you'll have a sunny day and when it's summer you'll have rain. Thanks for posting that poem I loved it.

  6. @Jordan: You're right there Jordan. People change, so in choosing the person to love, you should choose someone who will change with you.

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  8. Hi Macy thanks for following me I'm your new follower as well.Lovely poem I hope and pray that you'll locate Veronica.I love Sassy Girl(original version) and Alanis Morissette XD

    Indeed in life we learn,we don't need much just a couple of good true friends who'll stick around til the very end,there's lots more challenges up ahead so gear up,have fun and take care ^_^