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!

By: Debbie Wilson
    10-16-97

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