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A Patient's Point of View

Category: Abuse

Just a Little Compassion

 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can make another feel whole.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can help heal a hurting soul.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Could be our daily life goal.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can help fill a hearts gaping hole.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can give someone else their start.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can bring joy to the saddest heart.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Is something we can all impart.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can make another feel whole.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can help heal a hurting soul.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Could be our daily life goal.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can help fill a hearts gaping hole.
 
Just a little bit of compassion
Can make another feel whole.

We Can Choose

We can choose to just sit and stare,
We can choose to wallow in our despair.
We can choose to focus on how life isn’t fair,
We can choose to isolate and forever live in solitaire.
We can also choose to be kind and fair,
We can choose happiness if we were to dare.
We can choose to be a friend and reach out and care,
We can also choose to again breathe in gulps of fresh air.
We can also choose to find contentment again, somewhere.
We can choose for joy to be continual rather than just rare,
We can always choose to live life to our fullest if we just dare.
We can also choose to be kind and fair,
We can choose happiness if we were to dare.
We can choose to be a friend and reach out and care,
We can also choose to again breathe in gulps of fresh air.
We can also choose to find contentment again, somewhere.
We can choose for joy to be continual rather than just rare,
We can always choose to live life to our fullest if we just dare.

Living With PTSD

I have PTSD,
But PTSD doesn’t have me.
I use meditation,
To help block my negative memory.
I use music,
To help change my mood so others don’t pay the fee.
I challenge myself,
To face the things I’d truly prefer not to hear or see.
I use self hypnosis,
To help change my reaction to people that make me want to harm
or flea.
I have PTSD
And at times, someone may need to help remind me.
I have PTSD and I am just doing my best to keep my hands to me.
I have PTSD snd I am just doing my best to once again clearly see.
I have PTSD and I am just doing my best to figure out how to again just be.
I have PTSD,
But PTSD doesn’t have me.

Going Forward With Life

When the clock has gone forward
and all rehab has been completed,
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

Our abilities and level of function
have changed from the brain injury,
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We cannot go back to a different time
to a place where we have already been.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

In many ways we are a new person
old dreams must somehow be put to rest.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

How do we figure out what is realistic?
Will we know the right path to follow?
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We have felt the beginning and also an end.
We must somehow say good-bye to the old.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

It is frightening to find a new beginning,
never knowing if we can possibly succeed.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We must stop wasting time and move forward,
we have to let go of “what has been” before.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We have to stop hiding, we must not be afraid,
even though any change is quite over-whelming.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We have to take baby steps and venture into unfamiliar,
we must change old goals and try to think of the new.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We start with today and embrace the gift of life,
realistic planning can help to readjust our dreams.
Where exactly do we pick up our life?

We must consider today as the first day of life,
letting go of what was but can also never be.
That is exactly what we do to pick up our life!

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