My Poetry

Saturdays with my son

Oh, how I treasure Saturdays with my son,
When mum’s at work, the boys have fun.

Playing, parks, walks and rugby on the tv,
When I could no longer play myself, these days came for me.

There were times, early on, I was so apprehensive,
Now, as you grow, your personality prevents it.

We have a bond, you and me, one I’ve never experienced,
And every Saturday presents a new opportunity to know you.


  1. Aww, too cute!

  2. Awesome.

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Joel Nelson

Joel Nelson

Joel has lived with numerous forms of arthritis most of his life, with the onset when he was just 11 years old. In 2019, Joel created his blog, JoelvsArthritis to share his experiences, raise awareness and to be an advocate for those with arthritis and other autoimmune conditions. In his short writing career, Joel has written for a number of leading autoimmune and disability charities and is a community advocate and writer for Read his arthritis story here:

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