The Moment…….Poem…

It was my birthday last week and I received so many birthday wishes from people I’d never met before, some total strangers who happen to see it on Twitter but who were kind enough to still send a greeting and for some reason these words popped into my head…..

Have you ever stopped to Wonder?
Have you ever stopped to Stare?
Have you ever stopped to Listen?
Have you ever stopped to Care?

How often in your lives
Have you wished for time
To run away
And become the future?

To wish for that weekend
To wish for next year
To wish for that holiday
To wish for the future to become clear?

Well now, I never wish
For time to fly
As the future holds
A me I fail to recognise

No matter how busy your day
Just make sure you stop
and look and listen all around you
And enjoy that moment and smile

Because in the blink of an eye, the moment will be in the past………

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.

31 thoughts on “The Moment…….Poem…

  1. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the reminder about mindfulness. My kids went to a school which had the motto “Life is a journey, not a race.” That seems very fitting with your poem today.

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!! I am also an Aquarian (25 Jan) and share some of your personality traits….but where I fail….is where you succeed! I have been in a “survival mode” for the last five years, living with heart failure and sundry other medical issues. Because of you and your inspirational words….I am now going to LIVE each day I have. Thank you for your gift and I look forward to sharing your journey. Bless you xxx

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  3. Wendy wishing yout a happy belated birthday greeting yours John.
    I could not help to see a similarity between your poem The Moment.
    And Henry Davies poem,
    What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare.
    No time to stand beneath the bough,
    And stare as long as sheep or cows.
    No time to see when Woods we pass,
    Where squirrels hide their nut in grass.
    No time to see in broad daylight,
    Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
    No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
    And watch feet, how they can dance.
    No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that
    Smile her eyes began.
    A poor life this if, full of care we have no time to stand and stare.
    Happy birthday again hope you enjoyed the poem John

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  4. I’ve only read one post and I’m already in love with your poetic soul and your stream of consciousness writing. So beautiful. Thank you for putting your authentic self out there for us to celebrate. If you get a chance I would love it if you checked my blog out, I feel that it would resonate with you! Looking forward to reading more!

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