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It’s Called Parkinson’s Disease

Posted Feb 01 2013 11:30am

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
how it gains so much control over my wishes –
no one really knows –
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.

you see -
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
parts that don’t do as we please-
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
otherwise known as an invisible disease —-

of some sort.

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