Amanda’s Thoughts

Spontaneous laughter, eating out, a hand over mouth always no doubt
A palsy dry eye will always hurt, a dysfunctional smile, no pics please, I don’t mean to be curt!
Loss of hearing, avoiding places, staying at home now replaces
A wonky smile, the emotional impact, it never stops hurting that’s a fact
“You look fine, I can hardly tell!” I’m not the person you thought you knew well
Everyday is a battle, it really hurts, I lost my smile, now introvert
The outward world, you think I’m fine, do you really know what’s going on in my mind?
Learning to cope now that’s the key, family and good friends will help to a degree
Keep spreading the word, the impact of Facial Palsy needs to be heard!

Amanda Taylor

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