I have published a book on Amazon: Parkinson’s, Poetry, Art and Me

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I am pleased to announce that I have published a book on Amazon.com, Parkinson’s, Poetry, Art and Me.  It is available as a Kindle e-book (will download on any device) and as a paperback book.  I have Parkinson’s disease (PD), and I discovered that writing and art helped me cope, manage and accept my diagnosis.  My book is a collection of poetry that goes beyond Parkinson’s, includes poetry on observations, nature, random thoughts, relationships; all which provided inspiration to me.  Some poems are illustrated with my original art and photography.  Explore chapters with themes of I Can’t Have Parkinson’s, Perfectly Natural, What Comes into My Head, That 1 +1 Thing, and Fragmented Feelings.  I hope you purchase my book because you are interested in knowing how I feel about having Parkinson’ disease, and you are curious about how I am being human in the world, just being Lynn.

Link to Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=parkinsons+poetry+art+and+me&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

The Spark! To Sparkle!

 
 Deep within our being, a fire burns.
 It is the energy that fuels our thoughts, creativity, interaction, and    responses. 
 Energy ignites the Spark within, that which is our essence.
 It’s the spark that creates the light within us others see,
 It’s the spark in their eyes when you see, “they get me,”
 It’s the spark that demands we Sparkle!
  
 It’s this urge to create,
 It’s this awakening of the senses,
 It’s this awareness of beauty that surrounds us,
 It’s this inner “wild child” still stirring it up,
 It’s this voice needing to be heard.
  
 It’s this capacity to see purpose,
 It’s this accomplishment, 
 It’s this pursuit to make a difference, 
 It’s this practice of gratitude,
 It’s this joy in giving back, volunteering.
  
 It’s loving the life you imagined, created, and perhaps altered,
 It’s loving that one special person,
 It’s loving your family and friends,
 It’s loving reciprocated,
 It’s loving yourself.
  
  
 Lynn Martin McHale  Copyright  All Rights Reserved 1/16 

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