The World Slowing Down……Poem…

In this strange world we find ourselves in, we’ve all had to adjust to a different way of living, harder for some than others. Someone said to me “It’s an Introverts paradise” whereas extroverts are struggling with the lack of connection, although someone else said introverts are merely  “internalising their turmoil”….as with most things, there is no “one size fits all”…

…but nature is continuing to blossom….

This lock down has reduced traffic fumes, reduced pollution like we’ve never known it, allowing nature and the world to breathe once more. So maybe now, amidst all this trauma, we have to learn to slow down and appreciate what we have around us, whatever that may be…….


Maybe all this slowing down

Has helped us to breathe

To do all the things around the house

To look at ourselves

And see what lies beneath ….


Maybe we appreciate

Those little things around

A tiny bird up close

Or pure joy of no traffic sound….

Look at nature up close

Now we have the time

Appreciate it’s beauty

Trust me, it’s sublime…….

Happy Easter Monday everyone….remember to stay close to home…..🤗

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.

19 thoughts on “The World Slowing Down……Poem…

  1. Lovely Wendy, being in nature (garden or on daily walk) is so important and makes a real difference to me. I have always appreciated nature, especially at this time of year, but never more so than now.

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  2. Bit late in responding but, as always, thoughts and words that speak of ‘positivity’ and ‘we’ll’ meet again’!
    Stay safe and keep us smiling!
    Big love, Bob xx

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  3. Lovely words and great photos, especially the butterfly on the forget-me-nots.

    Also made me smile 😊 … as I sat in the garden on Easter Sunday all I could hear was hammering, lawnmowers and power-jet washers! One household was busy busy busy with noisy jobs all day … to the annoyance of some members of our local WhatsApp group.

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