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Parkinsons With a Flair!

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-04-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Parkinsons With a Flair!

I don't know what others think
But I am of the mind
That you should add a little flair to life
And leave old ways behind

And so I have decided
To rehearse a little bit
So when the real thing happens
I will be a raving hit!

So I practiced all the symptoms
Imagination filled the air!
If I have to have this Parkinsons
I'll do it with a flair!

So I fluttered like a butterfly
Flitly flapped like hummingbird
Conducted violent orchestra
Rode on tumbling surfing board

What on earth is happening!!
Distraughtly asked my son!?
Don't worry, dear, I am just
Practicing my Parkinsons!

And you know it came in handy
Wasn't sure it ever would
But it helped to smooth a moment
As I had hoped it should

For when the real thing came along
My body was like lightening bursting!!
I said, son, please don't be concerned
For I am just rehearsing!

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
RobertB
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1 posted 12-04-1999 03:45 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Liz....you are amazing......truly amazing.

I want to come visit you soon!!!!

Robert
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2 posted 12-04-1999 04:01 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful poem, Elizabeth! And in doing this, you've probably eased your son's fears a bit too.
Elizabeth Santos
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Robert
My door is always open. Please come!
If you like my wierd sense of humor, that is.
Thank you
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-04-1999 04:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

My dear Poet deVine,
Did you really think I did this? No, I just made it up! I'm not as crazy as I sound. Just trying to make some patients laugh.
Elizabeth
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5 posted 12-04-1999 04:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, you've got one patient laughing right here!
RobertB
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LOL...I bet I'm weirder than you Liz!!!
poetFemmeFatale
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7 posted 12-04-1999 04:45 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

ROFL !! I think we should start a forum just for all us "weird ones" to hang out in, call it "Our Padded Room"......hehe Very interesting poem, dear!!

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Ohme
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8 posted 12-04-1999 09:33 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I want a key to the padded room. Have perfect qualifications as well as a note from home. Would not wish that disease on anyone.  

[This message has been edited by Ohme (edited 12-07-1999).]
Elizabeth Santos
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P.S. I do have the desease, and have felt the lightening,but what I made up is the story about practicing!These are poems that are being printeded in the Univ of Pa Parkinsons Center newsletter. I know My humor is a little strange but everyone down there at the Parkinsons Center in Philadelphia is laughing, including the doctors. And I am also the brunt of a lot of jokes here at home as well.We tend to laugh a lot about everything at our house.
Glad you enjoyed the poem
Severn
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10 posted 12-04-1999 10:11 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow Elizabeth, what a strong woman you are. I must tell you a little story sometime - e-mail heading your way! K
WhtDove
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Elizabeth I'm sorry to hear that you have Parkinsons. It's good to look at things with humor. You know Michael J. Fox is another one who has this.
I'm glad to see you can make humor out of it and laugh. I'm sure that will take you a long way as it will help others too!

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12 posted 12-05-1999 01:33 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, my friend -

You seem to have a flair,
a very confident air,
about everything you do.

I pray that you keep that
wonderful sense of humor
for all time.
I can certainly see how you
would keep them all laughing
at the center. Bless you for
being such an encouragement to others.


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There are some poets, and rightly so,
they say little, but you know
they have experienced far more than you,
evidenced when they share a little clue.

Bravery, bravado, call it what you will
but everyday our Elizabeth shines on still.
Denise
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14 posted 12-05-1999 03:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I enjoyed this Elizabeth. And I am in awe of your courage as you face this disease. I know it isn't easy. I'm sure you bring smiles to many hearts at the center as you do here at Passions!

 Denise

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15 posted 12-07-1999 06:24 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

You speak of feeling the lightning
Using words we'll comprehend
It's plain no mere affliction
Will stay your wit or pen

A glimpse of one more color
From your palette over-run
With an exuberance of spirit
Elizabeth , well done !
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 12-07-1999 08:16 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for laughing along. It makes me weep.
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth, your humor and your courage are an inspiration to us all! My Mom is suffering from this affliction and I've copied this for her...
Thank you!!.......

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


hoot_owl_rn
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Some people have a flair
For everything they do
Elizabeth, my poet friend
One of them is you
When you are faced with tragedy
Sickness and with pain
You simply pick yourself up
Off the ground again
I find your courage admirable
You rise above the rest
When it comes to flair girl
You simply are the best!!

Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 12-07-1999 12:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pepper, Thank You! You might want to give your mother "Ode to Requip" a few pages back and "I'm smarter than you thunk". She'll relate! Thanks

Hoot,
Thank you for your little poem
It simply warms my heart
But you're the one who's flair
We've relished from the very start

You forgot to meantion my lovely flair for
Putting foot in mouth
But I'm overwhelmed with passion
Which I can't live without

I speak what's really in my heart
Whatever it may be
And I can't always control
What my heart is telling me

As far as Diseases go
They do not rule my life
I simply flitly flutter through
Just like a butterfly

Thank's Hoot

Elizabeth

Sally S.
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20 posted 12-07-1999 12:08 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I wasn't sure how to reply to this.  Laughing seemed wrong....crying seemed wrong.  It's touching and inspirational.  As stated before me, I admire your strength and courage and having the ability to look this in the eye and fight back!  Well done.     God bless.
Martie
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21 posted 12-07-1999 05:00 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Elizabeth--you have a flair alright.  I know that the humor you bring to other patients and the wisdom of your outlook will help to heal.  I admire you.
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22 posted 12-07-1999 05:06 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is delightful, Elizabeth!!! Sometimes life throws us some curves that seem totally unfair... your grace in meeting those curves with laughter uplifts all of us!!
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23 posted 12-07-1999 06:04 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Elizabeth,
         you constantly amaze me. .. and now you will even more. . .

Good health to you my friend. . . and keep smiling. . .

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


John Yaws
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24 posted 12-07-1999 06:25 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Ditto to all of the above Liz. I am also terminally ill, I have a terminal case of the running dumb a--. great job, gal
 
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