Poem about Parkinson’s

 

It’s the tremor that reminds us to live for every day.

It’s the tremor that reminds me to make sure we pray.

 

Uncertainty is a cruel beast

A double-edged sword

Your life may seem decreased

And in other ways adored.

 

We’re scared of progression

Of what we’re going to do

And when a symptom is depression

It’s hard to break through.

 

The muscles in your face

May try and hide your smile.

We won’t give it the power to erase

Although, it may beguile.

 

You hold your hand firm

To stop it when it shakes.

But I can hold it long-term

And help rigid muscle aches.

 

There are times when you’ve tripped

And it has scared us both

But we try to be equipped

And remember this oath:

 

It’s the tremor that reminds us to live for every day.

It’s the tremor that reminds me to make sure we pray.

 

Copyright  © Sophie Harrington (2016)

 

More Sophie Harrington poetry: Slow Down

 

 

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