P. Pain not just physical but mental too, we all endure
some not as much but others a lot more I`m sure
My legs hurt most of all, its there in the morning when I awake
and can remain all day, regardless of the pills I take
A. Another annoying symptom to add to the list. How many more?
Stumbling about with feet that shuffle and stick to the floor.
Slurring my words, losing balance and falling over as if I were drunk
My face seems frozen with an open-mouthed, lost look as in a blue funk
R. Regrets, I only have one. Bringing Mr P to my wife’s door
50 happy years she has given me, she deserves so much more
We were happy, enjoying retirement together until he came along
it’s not an easy task looking after me now, I hope she can remain strong
K. Kindred spirits on the UK Forum help keep the faith and reduce the hate
that hate dwelling inside me for this condition. I just hope I can reciprocate
There is always someone there with words of wisdom and advice
to lift you when feeling sad and down, it is no paradise
I. I was awarded the title “Master” of my craft during my time on the tools
good with my hands, proud to have achieved such a high standard
That was before Mr P. came and stole my dexterity, the thieving bastard !!
Now my handwriting is like an Eight year olds scribble and I feel like a fool
N. Next, its a worry, what the future holds is a mystery I can not postpone
I have changed so much its frightening, I am sure im in the Twilight Zone.
Gone is the confident retired businessman who looked back with pride
Now I dribble, struggle to walk, can hardly talk. I just want to hide
S. Sorry, sorry, sorry I am fed up with saying sorry
I feel like the guy on TV when everything he touches “turns to skittles”
Like many other sufferers, Mr P. is not the only reason I visit hospitals
They are great places and do a great job, im not having a go, sorry
O. Only time will tell what happens to me, as I battle this mysterious condition
Fight on I must, there is no other choice, it remains my mission
To overcome whatever that thief throws at me, I will strive to endure
My tanks are almost empty, I only hope its not long before they find a cure.
N. Not all of my symptoms have been listed, there are far too many to mention
I am also confused at times trying to separate the condition
from the side effects in the cocktail of medication.
I think that it needs a qualified Doctor or perhaps a Magician
S. Sorry, sorry, I seem to remember writing this before.
Yes look, it’s just up there, did I tell you, I easily forget.
t tell me of any mistakes or the fact this last bit doesn't rhyme I dont care that it’s been done before.
This is Parkinsons (my version anyway)