Mountains to Miracles

My day’s routine, laid out in my head 

Reviewed each step, while still in bed

I’ll push myself, commitments made

This adversity is my adventure  


Take a moment, to reflect, 

on where strengths, do intersect

Face my foe, with due respect 

This beast, a disease relentless


I’m leveling mountains, oh can you see

sculpting life’s barriers, into victories

Discovered a new confidence, a potential to achieve,

stoking the fire within me


Tossed into a life, fuelled by ‘I can’t do’

“Is that the best that we’ve got? Well if so, we’re through”,

shouted my inner will

Ambushed by the reality, of the day ahead

My mind’s battlefield has me, pharmaceutically misled  


Can’t wait for a life, to then live it in ease

Cuz living life means, facing adversity

The simplest of tasks, now the steepest hill’s grade 

Victories accomplished, through little miracles we’ve made


These triumphs I share, well some may scoff

A victory, a cheer, I’m not written off

Clawing back my independence 


Know where I was, not where I’ll be

It’s the same old world, not the same old me

I’m overcoming my mind’s resistance 


Just takes a little longer…

Converting everyday mountains into miraculous accomplishments.


Used by permission of the author.

Shane McPhee

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s (PD) in October 2011, Shane, since then,  has found a growing interest in writing stories or poems ...more