HOW LONG, OH LORD?

How long can I maintain,

Employment suitably framed…

If I tip over

Will it be over,

Helping a younger one trained?

More unsteady on my feet,

Balance loss makes it complete…

I do fear

The danger here,

Losing Security’s seat.

Parkinson’s is confirmed,

Slowly it will have wormed…

With no escape

By the nape,

With severance pay the last pay I’ve earned!

–Jonathan Caswell

(The author does have an early, slow-moving form of Parkinson’s It has not affected his ability to perform his job.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.