6 years ago today……Poem

I wrote this a few weeks ago and it’s been here waiting for today. It was written when I was in a happier state and it was a lovely surprise to find it and be reminded of a more positive me……


Six years ago today

I thought my life was over

How I wish I knew what was to come

How a new world would takeover


If only I’d known then

What I know now

How less frightening

It would have been somehow


Who would have thought then

What I would achieve

A new life created

I just needed someone to believe


So here I am 6 years later

And yes, it’s rubbish, I’ve declined

But I’ve learnt so much, met so many

I have to keep this in mind


My life is richer most days

Even though I’ve lost so much

Today is a good day

For that I’m thankful and very touched………..


Chose this song simply because A playmate chose it recently and reminded me of its existence ……



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.

22 thoughts on “6 years ago today……Poem

  1. Wendy that is so lovely and as you say, positive! That’s the real you, and that real you is still there despite the current situation, which is affecting everyone. And you do seem to be coping with it, you’ve found ways round the difficult bits and that poem is so lovely.

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  2. A lovely poem Wendy! It’s great to keep.things like that, to remind yourself of the positive moments that will still keep coming!!
    Even when darker days loom.
    Take care and keep writing!!

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  3. Wendy you always amaze me with your outlook and talents. Since I’ve been reading your blogs I have started noticing the lovely things in nature that I used to see before worries of life ! Also you give me an insight into the thoughts of how maybe my darling late husband was feeling. ( wedding anniversary tomorrow). Thank you so very much 🤗 🌻

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