What is Parkies to me?

A Poem….

What is Parkies to me, well it is a gift
I look at my life and my spirit will lift

I live with more depth, much less on the surface
It’s given me now a life full of purpose

It makes time more precious I spend on this earth
It gives me more focus, it gives me self worth

I grab every chance, that I can to do good
To be so much more than I thought that I could

I will not sit back, spend life on the shelf
I’ll push myself forward, but not for myself

A life now of trying, so many new things
A life filled with promise and all that it brings

I must not let sorrow intrude in my life
A much stronger person, a Mum and a wife

The people I love, my love it grows stronger
Whether life it is short, or blessedly longer

Life must be an adventure, to live to the max
With space too to chill, to love and relax

When in the beginning, I first heard that name
The day, in my life when Parkies first came

And all sorts of thoughts had invaded my head
A numbness a coldness, when those words were said.

But something quite magical, something amazing
Parkies became a gift I'm now praising

From the things that I do, that I see and I taste
All that I can be, I won’t let the time waste

So precious is life and the ones I adore
Take nothing for granted as I might before

The gift that is Parkies, with so much I’m blessed
More determined, more focussed, much less self-possessed

I will celebrate life now in a positive way
To walk now with Parkies, as it’s here to stay

It’s pointless, I think to dwell on the worst
To live then a life that feels like its cursed

I will celebrate life now and when I am done
Won’t have hidden in shadows but shone in the sun!

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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