Class Action

Petition the Court for a Name Change
Demand immediate relief !!
Make it a Class Action lawsuit
Against promotion of FALSE BELIEF !!
Parkinsons is seeking a new name
He hates being known as Disease
Prejudice, shame and much bias
With nothing good to appease
Requesting that YOU, Judge Public
Consider this matter first thing
For 3 million angry appellants
A diagnosis with just the right ring
“P” is rather confusing
“Neuromotor Issue”
.. too long
“Movement disorder”….respectful
But “Disease” has got to be gone
Barrister, draw up the papers
Win us respect which is due
And when you testify, tell them
“Parkinsons” may have to go too !!!

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Carol McClenahan

Carol was diagnosed with parkinsons in 2010 and only recently began to write poetry. She credits Wayne Gilbert with encouraging ...more