PULL THE UDDER ONE
If I didn't have my limbs, I wouldn't ever move
I'd be like some old 78 - stuck in t’final groove.
My life would be worth living? I cannot see quite how
I'd have about the value of an udderless old cow.
Well that's what life is like, with Parkinson's you see
One minute you'll be six foot tall, the next you're four foot three.
You'll stand erect, then stoop right down, you'll shuffle like a slug
And blether like an eejit with your mind a bleary fug.
The "up" times prove your body works - that everything can function,
But still the Neuro loads the drugs, prescribed without compunction.
And PD Nurse will make it worse, for all they want to do
Is shut you up like muzzled mutt, and quarantine you too.
I was living in Peterborough in the shires fens
Working as an advisor for a spell
I never did like it all that much
And one day I was told to go to hell.
The doctor said you have PD
Here’s Mirapexin for your shakes
Take them four times a day, they’ll keep you afloat
Outside people just passed on by
And all the while I was alone
My past was far behind
I’d seen a lot of life
A cure they can not find
This thing just grew
Tangled up in two.
He said put out your hands and shove
And offered me a chair
I thought you never say anything good
But don’t expect me to despair
Now later on as my thoughts cleared out
And I was just about to do the same
But she was standing there at the back of my chair
She said how did it get your name
He mumbled something underneath his breath
She said we are in a race
I said God will let me down easy
When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe
They were tangled up in two.
With the sincerest of apologies to Bob!
We might as well be a robot
We all just look the same
You don't have to wear a badge
Just have the Parky name
Its not a game I know
I can spot someone within a mile
The stoop, the vacant look
The one without a smile
I want to approach them tell them
I have the same
Put my arms around them
Tell them Angel is my name
When I look in the mirror
It shocks me to see
That very same Robot
Looking back at me