My head is on fire…..Poem

Wrote this last week after another head banging day…….

My head is buzzing

It’s not my own

It’s sparking and muddled

Like a badly tuned radio


I’ll hide under the duvet 

Til the noise abates

‘Til the warring factors

Stop crashing their plates


The muddle, the confusion

Renders me useless

No sense is the world

Making me feel foolish


So come on dementia

Be kind to me today

Stay in your box, firmly locked

Keeping your confusion at bay


Allow me to wake with a feeling of sunshine

Not a dull and overcast day

Give me a rest from your bad tempered jest

And allow me a trundle with a clear pathway…..


Chose this song for the title, but I’d also forgotten it existed……

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.

13 thoughts on “My head is on fire…..Poem

  1. Thank you Wendy, you captured the mood exactly and the music choice is amazing. I’m full of admiration for you in finding it.
    Another very grey day, no fog here – except in our heads… Do hope you are feeling at least a little bit brighter, it will get better with some sunshine and shorter nights coming in a few weeks…
    With gratitude 💐

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  2. Such a good poem Wendy. Might you publish all your poems in a book one day? I hope so, you are such an inspiration. Sending you lots of love and sunshine! Barbara

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