Grasp the moment……Poem

After all the rain & gales of late
I needed to be outside
To the feel fresh air on my face

So when a glimmer of blue sky I spied
I took my chance for a trundle

It only takes a glimpse of the sun & smiley daffs to raise my mood…now raining of course and even a few flakes of snow…… so never forget to grasp the moment….

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. 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.

8 thoughts on “Grasp the moment……Poem

  1. Hi Wendy! Your photo of daffies now decorates my computer screen. Our Saskatchewan winter holds firm and we won’t witness such delight until late April or early May. Oh yes, we can purchase bunches but there is nothing like spring beauty abounding in God’s world!
    With appreciation for the way your share your life and heart.

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  2. On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 at 11:56, Which me am I today? wrote:

    > wendy7713 posted: “After all the rain & gales of late I needed to be > outside To the feel fresh air on my face So when a glimmer of blue sky I > spied I took my chance for a trundle It only takes a glimpse of the sun & > smiley daffs to raise my mood…now r” >

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    1. Sorry. I always forward your poetry to mum’s carer who’s a poet herself. I managed to reply to your post by forwarding your own post. And apparently I’m not the one with dementia! Please delete. Apologies for adding to your workload. Xxx

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