About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

To a special lady

Since writing my book and daily blogging, I have had the honour to come into contact with some wonderful amazing people. I wrote this poem recently and dedicate it to a brave lady I have never met.
Wish I could bottle what I feel inside,
So you could be free, not have to hide.
Stay your wonderful self, be brave, let all see,
You have Parkinson’s, the same as me!
No one can help you, unless they’re informed,
Knowledge and awareness, ignorance reformed.
Open your heart, tell those who care,
Now enlightened, life’s easier to bear.
Knowing the truth, they’ll fully understand.
Caring souls will want to lend a hand,
I’ll say it again, in case you didn’t hear,
Don’t hide the truth, don’t live in fear.
Those who love you, won’t turn or run away,
But stay by your side, support you each day.

(Written by Elaine Benton 2012©)

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