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It’s Called Parkinson’s Disease

Posted Oct 12 2012 10:40pm

 it’s called parkinson’s disease

some call it parkie, some PD for short

i call it a little monster

and my body is it’s unwilling cohort.

 

hard as i try to do otherwise

my muscles give way to its demands

no one really understands

 

it’s a silent little booger

and teases me as i type

deciding if it will let my fingers work

to get things clean as a button,washed, and bright, and wiped

 

i try to dry my air – give up,

let it blow dry in the breeze

i go for a walk and end up falling

or experience what ‘they’ call a freeze

 

i’m learning to live with this monster

(and that’s describing it with great kindness),

for though it’s what some call invisible

because they fail to see any struggle,

it”s most likely a voluntary blindness.

 

what you can’t see are the struggles that begin inside

like depression or back pain or cramping limbs

and all the other symptoms you can’t hide

 

there’s the shaking which we call tremors

drooling or perhaps just a dribble

and handwriting that now looks like scribble.

 

 

it’s called parkinson’s disease

some call it parkie, some PD for short

i call it little monster

of some strange sort.

 

Journeying with you ~ sherri

Zinnias
Photo by Sherri Woodbridge, 2011

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