Listen to the Silence…….Poem….

Although it was a wonderful 24hrs at Woodbrooke, with lovely playmates in beautiful surroundings, the inevitability of a banging head was impossible to avoid. All the thinking, listening and talking takes it’s toll and I find it exhausting, even though I wouldn’t miss it.
So today’s blog is simply a poem about the evening, once I got home….

Listen to the silence
Let the brain relax
The pressure release
And feel it breathe a sigh of relief

The effort of listening
The effort of thinking
The effort of talking
Is so hard

So now relax
Close your eyes
And just listen to the silence
Until peace takes over

In my sleep, wake, sleep wake state,
The early hours fall totally silent
As nature too takes it’s rest
The first sound to be heard?
My white owl gently announcing its presence

What a beautiful sound to keep me company……
You can hear the world outside
Regaining its composure
Just like my brain
Ready for the start of another day….

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.

12 thoughts on “Listen to the Silence…….Poem….

  1. I love this. I am sure it must be hard being in that busy setting but I commend you that you are staying active. I am sure in the long run that is helping you in so many ways. Keep posting, I so enjoy reading your blog.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I’m having difficult typing . It takes hours to write a few lines… but I am working on it. Til then. Heather


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