Long Sleeves

She leads with her heart. Not always wise others tell her. Not always appreciated by everyone either. But still, she finds herself opening her mouth before her head can intervene.

Those for whom she advocates, cannot speak for themselves. Animals, people in distress, and babies seem to always cross her path at exactly the right moment. The moment when she feels the overwhelming urge to say something.

She has known what it was like to not have anyone in your corner. Or believing you had to hide your feelings to avoid being vulnerable. She has come out of hiding.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

17 responses to “Long Sleeves

  1. What a great description of someone with a strong life force and powerful convictions. People like that make the world better.

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  2. Nice description. I like your post.

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  3. Thats a very strong piece. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Meaningful and beautifully written, Annette.

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  5. Wow, lots to ponder about. I think, basically better talk to fast than hide everything inside. On one hand, there is not too much pressure building up and on the other hand, people know where you come from.

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  6. Sometimes you have to tell it like it is and also stand up for those who can’t speak.

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