Becoming a Dizzy Poet

Back after quite a break, I think it might be time to tell the story of how I became a poet.

It happened out of the blue and developed into a passion incredibly quickly.

I have vertigo, which used to be a real problem when lying down. I felt (and can still feel) as if everything is moving and can cause a sensation of sea sickness.

I was about to whinge about it again when I thought “write it down” and a poem ( I thought it was song lyrics but I don’t know how to compose music) emerged fully formed.

I wanted to share it, as I have had amazing help from UCH in London (neuro-otology unit) and VEDA have a very important list of symptoms on their great website. So, I got help to set up what turned out to be a sort of poetry blog, and Twitter. I’m not able to interact much though, so didn’t get anywhere with helping other people out.

Time to try again.

The song is

No Balance (Dizzy) Vestibular Blues

Lying in my bed
Can’t get much sleep
I’m bobbing on an ocean
500 feet deep

Get outta my bed
Fall over my feet
Ain’t got no balance
Life ain’t so sweet
Ain’t got no balance
Life ain’t so sweet

Objects are moving
No way that they should
I’d sure change this stuff
If only I could

Get lost in the dark
Things all out of place
No way to get round
Find my way in this place

TV makes me dizzy,
Light blinds my thoughts,
Cars make me dizzy
Sounds dull my brain

The ground is bouncing
It won’t take my weight
I’ve lost who I am
How long must I wait?

Get outta my bed
Fall over my feet
Ain’t got no balance
Life ain’t so sweet
Ain’t got no balance
Life ain’t so sweet

Reading was my passion
Words my escape
Now all move around
Up and down on the page

Strictly’s impossible
The lights are a blur
Dancing and twirling
Can’t watch it no more

My world is spinning
My ears are ringing
My thoughts are a whirl
Or not there at all
My thoughts are a whirl
Or not there at all.

I’ve got the No Balance, Dizzy, Vestibular Blues!!