My ME Puzzle

 

Jigsaw

 

MY ME PUZZLE

From our early days as we grow
We learn and add to what we know
Each piece of knowledge builds a picture
To help us make our living richer

We find the people who fit right in
Our family, friends, our kith, our kin
We find beliefs, our way, our soul
All the parts to make the whole

The pieces of the jigsaw
Fit so neat and true
Where we learn of course, not to force
A red piece with a blue

All of us are jigsaws
Made of what life brings
Bits and Bob’s from our family tree
And lots of other things

I suppose we’re never finished
As life adds on anew
But we can usually see the picture
That makes us me or you

Then one day the ME hits
None of the pieces now seem to fit
Inside the box all scrambled with fear
The picture is no longer clear

The corners that were set in stone
Now lost in fog, we feel alone
Though this mystery is not yet solved
Our strength and will shall not dissolve

The biggest puzzle we now face
Is joined up research, unlike PACE
Something funded from on high
Not by people like you and I

To put our pieces together again
They need some joined up thinking
Something like their own jigsaw
If you’re following my thinking

All the players in this game
Must ensure their aim’s the same
They must give proper research backing
Something that is sorely lacking

To those in power
This is your hour
Time to join the game
It’s not for fun, there are lives to be won
Or time to shoulder blame

People’s lives are being pulled apart
So stand up for us and make a start
Stand for those who feel neglected
Do the task for which elected

Help us solve the ME puzzle
Remove your party political muzzle
From this vote you can’t abstain
Help put our lives together again.
Bill Clayton
© 2019

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