Cerebrum | Teen Ink


March 14, 2011
By TJRoeds BRONZE, Albany, Ohio
TJRoeds BRONZE, Albany, Ohio
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Apraxia attacks you after damage to the cranial nerves.
It overtakes you with a single curve.
Struggle to recover what little of this world you have learned.
Privative a praxis is the axis on which it swerves.
It's so easy to turn.
But to think you might be burned if you have the will but not the way.
That's a sad day.
Through trial and tribulation you might see the results you've yearned.
Don't let their clouds hide your sunny day.

But never forget this to your dying breathe.
Stupid is a word.
That's true enough to say.
You should refuse to use it any way.
Any day.
Just because it's there doesn't mean that it is right.

Lying hidden behind their...
Well to say it kindly.
Their minds aren't laying idly.
...Their disorder is a mask that suffocates
Their condition, even while on their mission.
Evaluate your position.
Begin to start your engines.

Broca had it right when he found that they might,
with their power of will to fight.
Overcome their affliction with
an almost certain fruition.

I hope your on the same page.
Forget the haze.
Take it up Billy Mays.
Don't forget to smile every once in a while.
You never know who may be looking.
No sense in hooking it.
A smile can go a mile for one who is troubled.
Even though it is subtle the effect is doubled.
To know someone cares is like a double dare.
Happiness is deeper than the skin.

The author's comments:
What inspired me was the people around me at school. There are a great many kids and adults that have mental disorders and they are happy. Happy just to see people who treat them kindly and offer them a smile, a word of encouragement, they are like everyone else. We don't want to admit it, but we all crave acceptation (even those that claim to not care.)

I just hope that people stop to think next time they call someone or something stupid, or another name that's just as bad. I hope the next time they can think before they say it. Also to know that they can affect people (not just those with Apraxia or any other disorder, but all people) in a positive way by simple meaningful gestures. A simple flutter of a butterfly wing. A single droplet of water. A ripple.

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