Why 10,000 Poems?

Since November 2015 I have been producing at least one poem a day (running total on the right) – even with a few life f*ck-ups on the way.

My ambition is to use this commitment as one method of holding off as much cognitive decline as possible associated with my Parkinson’s diagnosis, as well as a way of raising some awareness about living with long-term debilitation.

By the time I publish poem #10,000, I should be in my eighties, but, by deduction, also fairly neurologically together.

There are free poems, and an option to sign up for the price of one coffee a month for (eventually) 10,000 poems (hopefully more).

Every penny received from subscribers to ‘Mike Bell 10,000 Poems’ is split 50/50 between Cure Parkinsons Trust & Parkinsons UK.

Both organisations work in the UK by supporting sufferers (and their families), as well as funding important research. 

Feel free to join me in this undertaking by reading, commenting and sharing if you can. Full access is even better – you get to really get inside my head. I appreciate any comments and feedback from readers. Thank you.

Mike x

Mike Bell Poetry

Mike Bell aims to write 10,000 poems, stick them up here one at a time, and then take a nap. By then he should be about 85 years old and have out-gunned PD, dementia, and the end of days. Possibly. Before the floods and fires. Mike Bell is found working for money as a freelance set designer.