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Category: Poetry

A Brave Friend.

I have a friend who has PD. It makes him shake constantly. I feel he has it worse than me. His bravery is plain to see. I feel a fraud without such shakes. Ashamed of any fuss I make. His body suffers seismic quakes. I admire him for all he takes. My friend is young…

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Iron Versus Rainbow

I recall the loathing and fear That first day of school at age four. I just needed mum and dad near In tantrum I lashed out and roared. My head teacher dragged me inside That bright room of faces all new. In distress my eyes glared so wide I pondered on what I should do.…

Construct Obstruct

Nothing.  Nascent note-maker’s nemesis. Scant.  Seeking stark symbolism somewhere. Without.  Where words wander while we wonder. Devoid.  Daydream’s dance distances details. Block. Blinding badlands build bold barriers. Absent.  Available art avoiding. Fix.  Finding features for focused forethought. Method.  Mindfully meet missing meaning. Outcome.  Overcome obtuse obstructions. Create.  Commission considered constructs. (C) Dean Parsons. 2019.    

Winter’s Magical Eve

Villages lit by twinkling lights The chill wind shocks with frosty bites Window displays of gifts and trees While garden ponds begin to freeze. Festive garlands and mistletoe The moonlight shines upon the snow People gather around log fires Icicles hang from cold church spires. Christmas Eve comes but once per year A time to…

Yes, You Can Do This

When life does not go your way. When your world falls apart. When your outlook is grey. Yes, you can do this. When trouble lurks at your door. When there’s no way forward. When the outcome looks poor. You, you can do this. When your self-belief is low. When there’s no solution. When there’s nowhere…

Parkinson’s Gets Worse.

To our Prime Minister, Mrs. May. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter arrived here today. The contents are simply unjust. Your Government must simply not know, Parkinson’s Disease has no cure. Many symptoms are hidden from show. Each day is a trial to endure. My neurologist saw me last week. He assessed…

Autumn’s Pleasant Presence

The winding pathway reveals the passage of time with aplomb Portraying nature’s cycles on its paved and pitted surface Each season’s portrait depicted in perfect detail None so priceless as the pathway in pure gold leaf. Autumn rainfall pours into potholes of impure puddles The plip, the plop, the splatter and the pattering of rain…

Life’s Leafy Pathway

A pathway of autumnal glow When Nature bows her head for rest. While trees prepare for season’s flow Like rust upon what summer blessed. The morning dew drops hang like gems As chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall. Such a welcome the pathway lends To all the people one and all. Who can resist…

The Ballerina in the Suitcase

A brown suitcase entrusted unto me In black and white she dances and smiles An archive of much treasured history Her story captivates and beguiles. The ballerina and her family Their scrap book tales of travelling miles Photos and letters saved so carefully Depict triumphs, joys, their plight and trials. Drawings in chalk from the…

Set Apart

Like the square peg in the round hole The black sheep or the broken bowl Like one mature student in the class The short straw or the met impasse Like the faded Actor of prior fame The odd one out or the horse now lame Parkinson’s sets you apart. Like the fabled ‘Man in the…