Hi, I hope this is the correct way to post a contribution!
Parkinson’s and I.
When I was younger, I was healthy, quite fit,
I ran and I cycled, I played football a bit.
I hopped over barriers, one hand on the rail,
never once thinking my body could fail.
My thinking was fast, my voice could be loud,
never struggled to keep up with the crowd.
Now I am older, 52 as it stands,
neurons are fading, less control of my hands.
I can still control, kick, pass a ball,
but there’s always the risk of taking a fall.
My writing is tiny, my voice can be weak,
but not when I remember to THINK LOUD when I speak.
Now when seeing those barriers that I once would leap over,
my brain still thinks yes but my body screams “Whoa!”
Yes, I have Parkinson’s and things sometimes get mucky,
but with help from the experts, I do feel quite lucky.
With support from my family, especially my wife,
I think I can say “I have a good life!”
Stay Positive People. xxx