Trudy was my best friend from high school she passed away at only 44 years old on January 15, 2021. Trudy was an excellent poet who struggled with disabilities, a true friend with a beautiful sense of humor. She never let the world get her down and will be missed dearly.
Trudy published a book of poetry in 2015 which gives an insight into her daily struggles to live with disabilities.
Poetry from a Quiet Body and a Screaming Mind by Trudy Eldred
Book blurb: "It has been a dream for a long time, but because of my disabilities it has been difficult to be understood."
"Poetry from a Quite Mind and a Screaming Body" is one way that I can prove that there is more to me than others might expect."
Here is one of Trudy's poems...
Whenever I feel sad,
And everything else seems bad.
Wherever you are, or wherever you may be,
I still wish you were here with me.
For whenever the stars begin to fall,
You are the one I want to call.
Whatever I do,
I want to share it with you.
But life isn't always that kind,
A better friend I know I won't find.
You're stuck with me, and I'm stuck with you,
Yet, we pick each other up, never feeling blue.