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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Parkinson’s poetry

I wrote this the other night, and thought I would share it with you.

Parkinson’s positive poetry,
Hard for folks to understand,
Constant shaking and twisting,
Resting tremor in my hand.

Hunched, not standing straight,
Ungainly walk, no poise at all,
Gone is graceful  balance,
Unsteady, prone to fall.

Some people feel uncomfortable,
Can’t cope, shy away from me,
I’m not contagious, nor insane,
They don’t care to stop and see.

The problem doesn’t lie with me,
It’s completely in their hands,
Whilst keeping a distance,
Their unwitting guilt demands.

It’s hard to inform and educate,
Someone who just won't hear,
Afraid of what they do not know,
Ignorance, governed by fear.
by Elaine Benton ©


  1. People do seem to shy away from situations that they do not understand. Instead of taking a step forward, they take one backward. Education is the only solution. Keep on blogging.

  2. True True very true, I get the same every time. The thing to do is speak out strong, to everyone in your path. Say hallo and how are you, not seen you for some time. Many a time they are pleasantly sapprized as I have broken that hard frozen ice, and they reply with a relieving ease how nice it is to speak.

  3. They find comfort in their ignorance and fear, though hard to believe.