I have judged the entries to the poetry competition for people with Parkinson’s and can announce the winner.
First a few things I would like to say. We raised £59 for Parkinson’s Uk. There were 7 people who entered but only six submitted poems(by this I mean one person did not manage to send in their poem, no entries were refused). Every poem was enjoyable and there is talent here. Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem. One poem was a step ahead. It was based on an interesting premise, it was intelligently written and read well having a good flow.
The winning entry is A Moment by Lilian M Taylor.
She stood there on the bridge, believed that she could fly,
Threw back her head and looked above, saw nothing but the sky.
With graceful turn, she moved again, eyes gazing down below,
Witnessing the turbulence, the water ebb and flow.
With arms outstretched and head held high, she took a step or two,
Pirouetted on the bridge, oblivious to the view.
The stillness of the moment wrapped her up into its arms,
Cradling her from dangers, protecting her from harm.
Of a sudden she whipped around, cut the air like a sword,
As she changed her tune , marched off without a word.
Forward back she strutted, with indecision in her bearing
Until, bereft and lost, she came to a halt, eyes staring.
She sensed someone behind her, or was it by her side,
Just standing there , a statue, unable to decide
Should she join her fellow human and dance here up on high,
Or disappear out of sight, forget the moment, just pass by.
That someone would not leave her, danced with her round and round,
Wherever she went it went, a shadow on the ground.
Faster moved her footsteps, to test her new friend’s mettle,
Who followed every twist and turn, dancing, flying, a rose petal.
She stopped to gather breath, in her mad state of elation,
Slumped down in a heap, a poor specimen of creation.
Her companion had disappeared, had gone, was not about,
So here she was once again, alone, but for the seed of doubt.
Thank you Lilian a trophy and the prize Notes from a Commode Volume 1 by Michael H Lester are currently on their way
Michaels book is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Notes-Commode-Michael-H-Lester/dp/1540820270/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502002751&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+h+lester.
I am currently finalising my compilation of Parkinson’s poetry which should be available soon but my first poetry book Hope and Inspiration can be found at