Some verses from my poem:
Awake at dawn with legs like lead,
I twist and turn, get out of bed;
Head for the loo to get relief,
Before I come to sudden grief.
In a mirror I see a face,
Staring vacantly into space;
"Is that me", I ask,
"Or someone with a facial mask?"
Ablution has become a chore,
And dressing up a daily bore;
Buttoning shirts and lacing shoes,
Are daily tasks I would not choose.
Over breakfast I take my pills,
To counteract my body's ills;
Madopar and mirapexin,
Drug substitutes for dopamine.
Sometimes when talking on the phone,
Slurring my words in monotone,
A voice comes from the other end-
"Pardon me I don't comprehend".
With apolgies to Wordsworth! The rest to follow ..
Hello boyo and angel4u,
You have pretty well summed up my morning so far. What will come next I wonder;
getting stuck/freezing in the supermarket and pretending that the display of baked beans you are stuck next to is the most fascinating thing in the shop
maybe spilling your last mouthful of dinner down your front, when you had tried so hard not to spill anything
perhaps crawling round the floor because it is the quickest way to get from a to b
or being exasperated because THEY can do it, and you can't!
Great poem. I am looking forward to reading more.
Thank you for those comments. Here's Part 2:
Day to day tasks can irritate,
Like lifting food from off the plate,
Or getting up from low down chairs
And balancing when climbing stairs.
I try to keep an active mind -
Writing poems helps me unwind;
Playing scrabble with my dear wife,
Trying to lead an active life!
Walking to church with shuffling gait,
Feeling sorry for my sad state;
My inner spirit soon revives -
I thank the Lord I'm still alive.
I went to Church for the first time in years a couple of weeks ago. I went up to the altar for Communion and made a big mistake!!! I knelt down, didn't I? Completely forgot about having to get up again I managed it, though!
Good for you.
Here are some of mine. Maybe forum members can come up with others.
Birds of a feather get shot together.
Its the early worm that gets eaten by the bird.
Behind every successful man is an expensive woman.
Let sleeping dogs lie,especially Rottweilers.
Everything comes to him who waits, if he lives long enough.
Hit the nail on the head, not the nail with your head.
There's safety in numbers but not on a sinking ship.
Rome wasn't built in one day but try telling that to your boss.
Barking dogs seldom bite but don't pat them.
Neither a lender or borrower be except when the interest rates are favourable.
Time and tide waits for no man not even for KIng Canute.
A little knowledge is dangerous but no knowledge is deadly.
Early to bed, early to rise , makes me not healthy, wealthy or wise - just tired
Great minds think alike - how boring.
If at first you do not succeed give up.
A fate worse than death.I cant think of one
A fish out of water gets battered or boiled
A foot in the door is painful
Knight in shining armour, is a metal polish addict
A wolf in sheep's clothing I think you would know with the fit
Penny for your thoughts .Who would take up that offer