Over several decades I ignored the truth
Believed those who lied without shame
Until research on this drug opened minds
Revealing more cures than blame.
I am ashamed that I did not stand up
For those in medical need.
I walked the straight and narrow,
Argued against the devil weed.
Parkinson’s Disease revealed itself,
A disease that crippled and tied me,
Left me in knots without release
No cures could set me free.
Pills, countless pills, were prescribed
To shake loose the disease’s grip
But medical doctors were no help to me,
An appointment was a useless trip.
Discovery and legal change brought hope
Giving me new reasons to live
Now I could try what worked for me
Cures that could set me free.