Radio Parkies Podcast 4

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 6th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Parkinson’s and creativity. Dean’s newly published autobiographical book; ‘A Look Inside’. Song: ‘Blame It On The Parkinson’s’, by Mitch Faile. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 6th July 2019 Select the following… Read More

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Radio Parkies Podcast 2

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 15th June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. About Michael J. Fox. Accepting Diagnosis. A poem by Dean, entitled ‘Sonnet for the Actor’. About ‘Parkinson’s Road’ support group. Song: ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 15th… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 1

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 8th June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Introducing ‘Parkinson’s Road’ Support Group. Dean’s forthcoming autobiographical book. A poem by Dean, entitled ‘Set Apart’. Song: You’re Not Alone by Joe & Jake.   Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 8th… Read More

Backstage Iron

Today I find myself reflecting over the fact that, recently, a friend from within the Parkinson’s community invited me to take up a regular weekly slot on his radio show! I was very touched that he would ask me to write and present for a segment of his show.  He has a charming personality as… Read More

A Look Inside

A Look Inside: My Parkinson’s Life in Poetry by me, Dean G. Parsons. Now available to buy, via Amazon, in over 240 territories worldwide. To find out more, see:  A Look Inside 

Being Poetic

I am reflecting over my current writing projects.  One of them is a project that is turning out to be as enjoyable as it is challenging.  Initially, the idea was for me to write a small collection of poetry related to my relationship with Parkinson’s Disease.  As I have been writing the poetry, what is… Read More

My Brave Friend.

I have a friend who has PD. His body shakes so 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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More