Poem No. 2 (I am for making this easy to track and will also confirm when I run out of creative juices)
I went to a Parkinson’s seminar not too terribly long ago.
Almost didn’t stay til I realized, these are people I need to know.
Other attendees’ conditions were more advanced than mine, it seemed to me.
Thus my first thought was “Oh, How depressing this meeting is going to be.”
But I was surrounded by people who had no doubt struggled just to attend,
Who showed strength and bravery far beyond my ability to fully comprehend.
As time passed, I no longer noticed the shakiness and the labored movement
Only the incredible attention given each expert who was there to present.
After the event, I thought- there are so many victims of this debilitating disease,
If I can lift the spirits of just one of them -that is an opportunity I will seize.
If my poems bring a smile to your face, I therefore, in the here and now,
Commit to composing as long as words flow, that is my solemn vow.