Stick

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You extended an olive branch,

it brought a ray of hope

alas a short-lived ray of hope.

Your actions did not change

Ignoring reminders and requests

And a leaf withered

You refuse hear me out

Trying to hide the picture that emerges

And a leaf withered

You raise your voice at me

refusing to recall recent concerns

And a leaf withered

You extend an olive branch – you say

I see a stick.

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Author: Jasper Hoogendam

I have been working in the field of elementary education since 1980 till my career ended due to a TBI. Renewable energy as part of 'walking lightly on this earth' has been and continues to be my interest since my teen years. Since early 2015 I have been learning to live with ABI (Acquire Brain Injury). In sharing my day to day successes and struggles, I am better able to understand how my life had changed and begin to accept the change. In sharing my experiences I'm hearing from caregivers and fellow ABI's. I'm encouraged when my experiences are helping others understand some of the complexity of living with ABI.

7 thoughts on “Stick”

      1. Yes, and it helps other people when you fight a little of that battle for them and give voice to their thoughts, so thank you.

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    1. gOSTEI DA NOVIDADE, E DA FORMA DE ESTMCREAILENCO AO CONSUMIDOR,QUE VÊ COMO UMA OPORTUNIDADE DE VIAJAR MAIS VEZES EM VÁRIOS MOMENTOS DE SUA VIDA QUE NÃO SÓ EM FÉRIAS PROGRAMADAS.

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