Saturday, December 13, 2008

A reprint of "The Little Girl Who Ran", and THANKS, Judy!!

My friend Judy sent me a lovely gift; she took one of her beautiful photographs, and one of my poems and combined them, then framed the result and sent it to me. I actually cried when I saw it. Some people know just the perfect thing to say or do, and Judy is one of those people. Anyway, I thought I'd reprint the poem here:

The Little Girl Who Ran

I was once the little girl who ran,
I could not walk, I could not stand
To plod along as grownups do,
I thought they crawled, they thought I flew.
“Why walk?”, I thought, “when you can run,
and leap and dance and have some fun?”

Now I wish I had the chance,
To once more gallop, run and dance,
It seems disease has closed that door,
And I can’t run much anymore,

But in my mind, I’m still the same,
And though my legs are weak and lame,
Inside, I run without care or plan,
I’m still the little girl who ran.

-Marian Bumala

2 comments:

Judy in TN said...

Thank you for the kind words Marian, but your poem really resonates in my heart. People who don't have PD I don't think would get it, but my friend, you so simply and beautifully captured the longing of our heart. Thank you for sharing!
oh and I LOVE your pic you have for your blog! So pretty, and i lov to go rafting.
hugs,
judy

Anonymous said...

Marian
as usual your poetry is just wonderful...I can really relate...you are so talented kiddo!!! You are sharing with all of us just a fragment of the wonderful talents you possess...keep it up my dear friend! I so look forward to more!
Hugs B'nana

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I'm a lucky lady. I have a wonderful husband of 27 years, a fantastic 25 year old son (I'm so proud of him!) a loving and supportive family, the best friends in the world, a job that I love, and... Parkinson's Disease. I was diagnosed in September 2006. That was a jolt, but I'm learning to deal with it.