Life…. The one constant I’m thankful for. Below you will see why. I was looking for a previous work that spoke to where I have been in this journey for the passed 3 years and I found this one. It’s ripe with pain, fear, agony and confusion. This poem if you will is a constant reminder of my thankfulness to life and it’s ever present change. I’ve lost a lot to Parkinson’s disease and to my own stupidity but I’m thankful. I’m thankful for the pain, challenge and struggle I’ve lived. It has made me a better person, a person who’s more aware of his needs and desires as a person. I mean let’s face it folks the reality of Parkinson’s late stage is pretty fucking awful. So for me in this life change is good, hard yet enlightening in ways I never thought possible. I’ve lost and received more support and love in the last four years than at anytime prior in my life.
Darkness finds me grasping at your door
Let me in I cry for the night is cold
The pain seizes all that I am
Shakes and quakes fly from
My bones like bats in the night
Sleep is lost like child in the woods
God find my heart and take me from
Frozen in time my hand search to find the words to free my soul
The feelings and reality that induced these words makes me glad that humans when open to enlightenment and change are capable of overcoming any struggle.
Side note: I’ll be back in my studio September first and I look forward to creating for all of you and myself shortly.
As always, be brave, be bold and thrive in the life you have. Why? Because it will change.
“A life in progress”
A heart-rending poem, Ben, which I think speaks for a lot of people. Thank you for sharing this, and the thoughts above. Hugs. xxx
My pleasure I’m off to the airport, be well my dear friend.
Beautifully expressed Benjamin, your creation, your poem touches me deeply! Thanks my Brother!
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I’m honored my friend, thank you. I hope you’ve been well.
I simply wish to say thank you for sharing your heartfelt poem and your thoughts in general. I am always touched in some way when I read your words and look at your works
Thank you. Truly.