So you’ve got Parkinson’s…

Just a quick poem

So you’ve got Parkinson’s what does it mean
Are you the person that you’ve always been?

So you’ve got Parkinson’s who do you tell
Only those closest who know you so well?

So you’ve got Parkinson’s what have you left
Have dreams all been lost and so you’re bereft?

So you’ve got Parkinson’s a specialist said
What are you thinking now inside your head

So you’ve got Parkinson’s what now has changed
Do you feel now that life’s rearranged?

So you’ve got Parkinson’s they’ve put you on pills
For stopping the tremors and other such ills

So you’ve got Parkinson’s it seems in a blink
You even have changed the way that you think

So you’ve got Parkinson’s affecting your life
It’s not just you, but your husband or wife

So you’ve got Parkinson’s if one of a pair
Both lives are affected it seems so unfair

So you’ve got Parkinson’s just live in the now
Don’t dwell on the future, if you know how

So you’ve got Parkinson’s affecting your walk
The way that you swallow, the way that you talk

So you’ve got Parkinson’s your brain’s been rewired
It’s working much harder, no wonder you’re tired

So you’ve got Parkinson’s along for the ride
A constant companion from whom you can’t hide

So you’ve got Parkinson’s, but life’s not all bad
You’ve still got your family and friends that you had

So you’ve got Parkinson’s, so plan on some travel
Big trips or small jaunts before things unravel

So you’ve got Parkinson’s, don’t go it alone
Seek out some help and pick up the phone

So you’ve got Parkinson’s, it’s not the best
Your strength and resilience are put to the test

So you’ve got Parkinson’s and slowly it creeps
Intrudes in your thoughts and robs you of sleep

So you’ve got Parkinson’s, but this is still true
The person you are, is still the same you

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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