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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Parkinson’s Poetic Progression

Can’t slow the progression, although I have tried,
Lifelong buddies, Gaucher and Parky by my side.
The journey of life, comes into view,
How you live each day, depends solely on you.
What you give others will return tenfold,
Kindness and empathy, have courage, be bold.
The road I travel, where will it lead?
Destiny awaits, beckons at speed,
Down a strange path, being led by fate,
Far bigger than me, can’t stop or wait.
Grabbing tight, I hold on for the ride,
A runaway train, down tracks I slide,
All aboard, not sure what’s in store,
I’m a passenger on a mystery tour.

Written by Elaine Benton 2012©

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