Billy’s Poem


She said she was coming to see me
She said we’d be together
I’ve been waiting patiently
In this nice sunny weather

I made sure the biscuits were bought
I made sure her seat was free
I even told all my friends
What the new rules would be

But there I was one lazy morning
On the windowsill eyeing up a bird
The telly on in the background
When a familiar voice I heard!

There’s Wendy on the telly
What’s she doing there?
She must have got on the wrong bus again
She’s sat in their big chair!

I’m sure they’ll redirect her
And set her on her way
I’m sure I’ll have a cuddle soon
Just not sure it’ll be today…..

Oh well, I expect she’s missing me too…..

Wonder if any of my friends will come out to play.......
Wonder if any of my friends will come out to play…….

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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