My slow motion brain…..Poem

The world is speeding up
Whereas I’ve slowed right down
When did cars go so quick
They were much slower during lockdown

I feel like I’ve been left behind
Too slow to catch the crowd
My brain incapable of speed, at any time
And now feeling as if I will drown

Being sucked into this bubble
Has made me feel safe and sound
But now the pins are out
People eager no longer to hang around

So will I be left behind
Will my speed be too slow
My slow motion brain
Incapable of catching the flow…..

Strange song choice, you may think…..but it was the video that caught my eye. The cars, the people inside, each with their own lives and that’s what’s been missing lately….we having been on trains been on buses exposed to other peoples lives…

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.

10 thoughts on “My slow motion brain…..Poem

  1. A lovely poem Wendy and such a lovely video/music. I have recently read your book and was so inspired I have joined your blog and so look forward to your updates.

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  2. Gradually lifting lockdown, and if I’m honest, I’m not all that eager to.

    Clever video though I’m none the wiser as to it’s meaning. But it works as a metaphor for lockdown. The day the world pulled up and we got out of our lives for a while.

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