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, December 9, 2012

I don't snore!

I thought this morning I would share  with you a poem I wrote a little while ago.

Mortified, I've been told that I snore,
I refuse to believe, fabrication for sure.
Such a ghastly noise, not me, it’s the dog!
Snores like a diesel train, sleeps like a log.

Sounds travel at night, do strange things,
Maybe it’s the neighbour, who nightly ‘sings’.
If you happen to hear, an odd symphony,
In the middle of the night, it is not me!

I just breathe heavily, I insist, that’s all,
When awfully tired, fast asleep I fall.
How dare anyone intimate or imply,
That I should snore, it’s simply a lie!

How extremely unladylike, it would be,
Adamant, I won’t own up that it’s really me.
OK, I cannot continue this ruse,
The truth is out, guilty as accused.

I'm the one, who makes the walls quake,
A one person orchestra, music I make.
I disturb my husband, keep him awake,
He nudges, pushes and gives me a shake.

Continue to snore, I belt out that sound,
Rattles the doors, and vibrates the ground.
I confess, to nightly 'music', a secret no more.
Please, keep it to yourself, now you know that I snore!

by Elaine Benton - 2012 ©

1 comment:

  1. The beautiful melody of SLEEP! So happy to read that you are able to get in a good night's rest.