Grandma Tammy’s got soul
And Parkinson’s
And extreme arthritis
And a metal brace fused on her spine
Crumbling bones and torn muscles
And more pain
Than you can possibly
But when grandson Roman
Wants to play toy guitars
She jumps up
On wobbly legs
And jams
Like Johnny B. Goode
She won’t let a little thing
Like all those things
Stop her from enjoying
The moment
I can’t talk
But I was yelling
In my mind
Rock on Mom
Rock on



Filed under ALS, ALS Poetry, Lou Gehrig's Disease, PALS, Poetry, Scott Lew, Uncategorized

2 responses to “INSPIRATION

  1. Jodi

    Hi Scott
    Thank you for the poem
    Jodi Bales

  2. Joy Berks

    Yeah Tammy and yeah for you Scott. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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