Music from the bird perched on a post

Notes to set free, the wind cannot shake

Writing on a page in the room of absent voices

Relentless words unsettling silence

Arching feet of a walker balanced on the wire

Strained thoughts caged, a distant soul

Rest on a chair of many memories

Find the peace to hear your hurt

Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens lives in Cambridge, UK. She has had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years. She used to be a teacher and was a successful athlete. Her poems tend to reflect the impact MS has on her life. She publishes under the name Jumping Jules. Her poems have been published on Runcible Spoon and in MS Matters magazine.  Her website is

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