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Jupiterjane I am traveling down a new road now. A road that has promised me friendship, happiness, and the acceptance of myself as I am at the moment. I strive now to enjoy every aspect of life, even the smallest things like listening to the quiet after a long day. I am surrounding myself with bright colors, positive karma, and the love of good friends and family!
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I Am A Person

Apr 25 2011
Eyes that stare,
whispered comments,
children pointing
as adults pull them
close,sharp
objections to
their curiosity.

I wanted to
shout,
"I ama person,
not a monster".
Raising my
head high,
I
feel my body
begin to rumble,
an earthquake
of muscle
and
nerve,
faulty messages
sent from
the brain.

My leg
begins
its dance,
unable to
keep time.
A
disjointed,
unrelenting,
twisting mass
of flesh.
Soon,
the
arm
joins in
and the
practiced,
off key,
waltz of

Parkinson's
begins.

My head
bobbing,
I try to
stay
calm
but the anger
builds quickly,
and all I want
is to be
home,
away from all
the stupidity.

If only people
would
stop
   and think,
That could be me,
or my wife,
my sister, my
Mom.
I was once whole,
a member of the
hustle and bustle world
But
my life
has changed forever,
with the twitching
of a finger.

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written by rot, April 25, 2011
I acknowledge that you're a person
written by john645, April 26, 2011
Jane, thank you for these beautiful words. We are still whole people. It is those that stare and whisper and point that have lost a part of them, their civility and compassion and humanity. The world would be a better place if they could just once try to dance to our beat. smilies/grin.gif
written by Jupiterjane, April 26, 2011
Thanks John. I found this quote this morning and thought it was appropriate to post with my poem!
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World

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