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.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Going Slow

I’ve gone from full throttle down to first gear. Keeping it low and going slow is all I can do these days. I have been fighting with every ounce of energy and pushing myself to the max. and doing more than I should, pushing my body too far, which can be counterproductive. Even my writing has slowed down – my world is becoming smaller. Here is a short poem I wrote a few days ago.

Parkinson’s mocks me, shocks me, shakes and rocks me,
It won’t leave me alone, night or day,
Parkinson’s appals me, stalls me, tricks and pulls me,
Unpredictable in every way.
Parkinson’s aggravates, irritates and infuriates me,
This is not what life should be.
Parkinson’s hounds me, astounds me, is always around me,
Torturous symptoms won’t let me free.

(Written by Elaine Benton ©2015)

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