I commissioned this painting from Lisa Loria to go
with the poem that I wrote.
The painting is just wonderful, whimsical and,
painted by my favorite artist!
Down the Rabbit’s Hole
Shake rattle and roll
I fell down the rabbit’s hole
the rabbit was late
to open the gate
but alas he still may alter my state.
He said “follow me to the magical tea,
I have it here under this tree”.
I sat down in haste,
oh how would it taste
this magical tea
made just for me
Would it cure my ill
without a pill
could this really be my day
to keep the shakes at bay
I took a sip then felt very odd
like walking into a cloud or even a bog
Then the shakes stood still
like an oak on a hill
How long, I asked can I remain this way
the rabbit spoke with no delay
You have to stay here for the duration of life
this is your home now free of strife
“But I have to return to show what you’ve done”
the rabbit smiled or was it the cat,
looking for a bit if fun.
“You choose your fate” said the cat with a wink,
“I’ll give it in writing using invisable ink.”
Knowing my happiness was really not there
but not really here
should I return and do my little best
I’m too tired to think I need a rest.
I woke to trembles up and down
like the shaking of the leaves as they fell on the ground
I was sorry to find the rabbit and cat
had long since gone
will they come back, I hope it’s not long...............
It's been over 7 years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. I find it helpful to write when I feel frustrated and have symptoms that I can't control. I hope you like them both!!