Words…Friday poem and music

Keep a watch on your words , my children 🧒

For words are wonderful things 

They are sweet, like the bees fresh honey 🍯

Like bees they have terrible stings 

They can bless like the warm glad sunshine ☀

And brighten a lonely life 


They can cut in the strife of anger 💢

Like an open two edged knife 🗡

Let them pass through your lips unchallenged 

If there errand be grand and kind 

If they come to support the weary 

To comfort and help the blind 


If a bitter revengeful spirit 

Prompt the word’s let them be unsaid 

They may flash through the brain like lightning 🌩

Or fall on the heart like lead

Keep them back, if they’re cold and cruel 

Under bar and lock and seal 


The wounds they make, my children 

Are always slow to heal 

May the kind spirit of your self within 

Guard your lips for ever 

From the time of your early youth 

May the word’s that you daily utter ……

Be the word’s of beautiful kindness 


As for the song today, well one of my favourites……

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.

7 thoughts on “Words…Friday poem and music

  1. Wendy, such a beautiful poem. It’s message is needed by everyone in today’s world. I remember that song & those guys sang it so well. Thanks for the great start to my day.🤗💜

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  2. Lovely words Wendy, All so very true. I hadn’t heard the song though, it was lovely as well. Hope you’re looking forward to a nice weekend. Beautiful sunny day down here but still very chilly with thick frost still lying where the sun hasn’t reached it. Please take care if your out and about….God Bless

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