Parkinsons – not welcome #elderlyissues #atozchallenge #poetry

Hard to move

hands and feet are one with metal

I’m pushing my stroller

big wheels are on a wheelchair

I want to slump in fatigue

enveloped in an old body

muscles feel like jello

“Keep moving”

“Reach for the Moon”

 

There is no easy diagnosis for the elderly.

Parkinsons joins the ranks of “Not this” “How will I deal with this disease?”

I’ve been impressed by elderly men and women who have faced the disease straight on.  Astronaut Michael Rich Clifford made his third trip to space (on NASAs shuttle Atlantis) after being diagnosed with Parkinsons.

“People don’t die from Parkinson’s they die from something else.” My instructor told our class recently.

My mentor from childhood has Alzheimers and her husband has Parkinsons. At 90, he continues to work on projects and they both walk (more slowly) and climb up their 100 stairs every morning.

I have several clients with Parkinsons and a family member. I’ve noticed one attribute in each of them – they never give up.

Like every disease exercise is necessary as is a good diet and lots of water.

How do you persist in these uncertain days???

 

 

Inside the Window #photography #poetry

Can you imagine what you could see

if you could climb inside of me

a window to another world

devoid of space and time

a place where travel is with light

and color is sublime

This week join The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge as we jump inside. A great place for the imagination to frolic.

 

Always photography well worth viewing:

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
  2. De Void | Not Enough Poetry
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stephen Chapman
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photography Challenge: Inside « Minute Moments
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge; Inside | terry1954
  8. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Forest – Monkey
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Journey Called Life …
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Joy and Woe
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | This, that and the other thing
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Just Snaps
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | So where’s the snow?
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Knock, Knock…Banana Inside | peeksi.com
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Escape from Chaos
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | Moments In Your Life
  20. Entwined Puppies | Anchors Aweigh
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Plexi Pixie
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Beauty Shines Through | SERENDIPITY
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | The Ambitious Drifter
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | patriciaddrury
  25. Inside | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | A mom’s blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | genieve celada | photography
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  29. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Rose
  30. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Pond – Lotus and Flowers
  31. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Tree – Indian Peacock
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the tunnel | paintedwords
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Hope* the happy hugger
  34. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Flowers – Red-wattled Lapwing
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Last Strawberries of the Season | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Wind Against Current
  37. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Water – Crocodile
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Travel Monkey
  39. The inside of Tokyo SkyTree | Summerfield84’s English blog
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Jasper Smits
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ups! – I like PEOPLE
  42. photography ~~ inside (weekly photo challenge) | vintage french chic
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (with remnants) | Project Remnant Redo
  44. Multicoloured Walls Found Inside the Old City, in Vitoria-Gasteiz… | ilargia64
  45. Multicoloured Walls Found Inside the Old City, in Vitoria-Gasteiz… | ilargia64
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside #photography #iPhoneography #postaday | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  48. Photoworld 13-9-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  49. Inside – Construction in Reverse | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  50. “Inside” | Jennifer’s Journal
  51. Inside | Today, on Earth
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | OH, THE THINGS WE SHALL SEE ~ Photo companion blog to TheSanctuaryofMyHeart.com
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | rondomtaliedraai
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Looking Out | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  56. Bee Inside (Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside) | artandkitchen
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Diary of Dennis
  58. Inside out | Le Drake Noir
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stories of The Wandering Feet & Mind
  60. weekly photo challenge: inside | Curls n Skirls
  61. WIDGETS | My Blog
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside The Jenga of Life | Molly Greye
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Bams’ Blog
  64. Inside the Streetcar | follow your nose
  65. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside | Milka Pejovic
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | ILEANA PARTENIE
  67. The Lord’s House, in and out | mobibrad
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Rider
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Blatherskite
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Never clip my wings
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Shmamaland
  72. What’s Inside? | Eikons
  73. Inside | Monochrome
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | The Urge To Wander
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | nancy merrill photography
  76. Goblin’s Cove and Fairy’s Grove | In Harmony
  77. Weekly photo challenge: Through the bars the tiger waits… | storyofmylife1993
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Under the Monkey Tree
  79. Rose Hips, Papaya and Superpowers | mybeautfulthings
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Isadora Art and Photography
  81. Show us INSIDE..weakly photo challenge | Daily Observations
  82. Inside Houdou | Lucid Gypsy

The Secret of the Moon (#oneshotwednesday #poetry)

There’s a secret there

just behind the gibbous moon

her smile hides

don’t look too soon

***

Do you see her lips

the way they curl

men’s hopes and dreams

meant to unfurl

***

Bacchanal display

of love and such

all conveyed

in a moon-lit touch

***

She’ll dance and sing

for you alone

but you will never

have her heart of stone

***

Too late for you

for you’ve  consumed

imbibed the golden draught

of the elusive moon

Join the One Stop Poetry team for another week of fantastic poetry. You are welcome to share a poem by linking in or read the fantastic writing shared each week.

Love the picture: Nasa was searching for moon dust – so am I * http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4689085120/

rivrvlogr

Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)

mrswrangler

Thanks for following a cowgirl on her crazy life journey.

Maria Michaela Poetry

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Some View on the World

With previous posting of "Our World" on Blogger

I Write Her

my humanity in written form

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

michnavs

Poetry by Mich

Love13Reading

FOR READERS AND ASPIRING WRITERS

radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

The Children's and Teens' Book Connection

From Board Books to Clean YA

Trisha Faye

Cherishing the Past while Celebrating the Present

MOM AND IDEAS

FROM ONE PARENT TO ANOTHER

Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd

Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta

Predominately Books But Other Stuff Too

Monty’s Blahg

Home of Monty Vern

Faith Builders with Philip and Michelle Steele

Building your faith and framing your world by the Word of God