Finding another topic to write poems about!!
My Parkinson’s & Me
People often ask why I make Public my health.
-It’s not out of conceit, and certainly not for the wealth.
But fourteen long years ago something happened to me,
Since when I’ve never stopped trying to be the best I can be.
On that day - a doctor told me in five minutes flat,
You’ve got Parkinson’s Disease – its as simple as that!
At 32 years young I was left quite numb and quite cold –
I thought this was a condition that only affected the old.
But with the support of my Parkinson’s Nurse,
I’ve learnt to live with my illness as a friend, not a curse,
And with a positive outlook and a good state of mind,
I’ve shown how to overcome challenges – however unkind.
Too often people complain about the most trivial of things,
With all the doom and the gloom this pessimism brings,
But if people just relaxed and put a smile on their face,
They might even find their world a happier place.
And the reason I write is to show how I cope,
And to give any new sufferers some much needed hope.
(I’m still working full-time 14yrs after being diagnosed)
Hywel Griffiths May 2012