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Life isn’t perfect …what we face every day, is not always as we planned…
Our beginnings could have started anywhere
I’d guess that’s safe to say
Circumstances and life events
have led us here today
Our roadmaps are rewritten
As corners become straight aways
We share a route or head out alone
new tomorrows come into play
It didn’t come all gift wrapped
Though there’s an unwritten guarantee
This will still be our life, no matter what we do
Cuz it was meant to be
I share these words and thoughts I’ve stored
Based on what I’ve often heard
It’s rooted from those who interpret a ‘life’ as what’s planned,
to me, now that’s somewhat absurd
It’s often said that one’s life is ruined
when illness settles in
I see a life that’s forced to change
far from ruined, yet preparing to begin
Set aside the “oh… why me?”
try to change what we think we can
Save our spirit and inspiring ways
for a future that’s round the bend.
To exclude surprising thrills and untimed spills,
It’s through those we may have to live
They don’t ruin life but construct one’s life …
for a ‘ruined ’ life is one not lived
What I’m trying to say here
Is ‘what’s to come’ has no guarantee
for the ’now’ is ours to live fully
leave ’still to come’
as it’s meant to be
About the Writer
Hello, I’m Shane McPhee – a 63-year-old, married, father of 2 grown sons, living in Toronto, Ontario. In late 2011, at the age of 54, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Since my diagnosis, I’ve remained physically active in group fitness programs, plus I have been involved in the Parkinson’s Community as a volunteer fundraiser. I’m a former Board member with a local Parkinson’s related charity.
I have found a passion in writing, specifically telling stories, writing poems and sharing accounts of my life, while living with Parkinson’s. I write and share these so that others can see what I’m going through or have experienced and how I dealt with it or learned from it – For the record, I have no medical training nor authority to offer medical advice.
I hope you will find my writing of interest, informative and when possible, a little humorous.