About Me

(Based on ‘Who am I?’ from Les Miserables)

Who am I?
I’m a carergiver who writes poetry,
Been caring from the age of 28 to 33,
And no that wasn’t in the plan,
I married a much older man…

Who am I?
A primary carer for my mum-in-law,
A role, which I confess, I find a chore…
And so to maintain my dignity,
I channel rage through poetry…

Who am I?
A newly-wed quite young woman,
Lucky in this life to have found “the one”,
That’s why I help my husband care,
Attempt the burden now to share…

Who am I?
A linguist at one time academically,
In foreign languages got my degree,
Spent ten years of my life overseas,
Before my run-in with Alzheimers disease…

Who am I?
A department head professionally,
Hard to juggle work life with family,
I love my job I must confess,
But combined with caring – lots of stress….

Who am I?
A person with a lot of frustration pent,
A poet who uses verses here to vent,
Am I a decent person? No!
Read my poems – then you’ll know,
I’m just a girl who wants to share,
With other carergivers out theeeeeeere…

Who am I?
Who am I?
I’m Demented Girl!!!

And so, Alzheimers, you see it’s true,
I’m sick to the back teeth of you!!!

Who am I?
Who am I?
I’m Demented Giiiiiiirl!!!

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I wish you all the best!

  2. SJ says:

    Hi! Really lovely blog idea and although I am sorry to hear your plight, it comforts me somewhat, as I am in the same situation! I have also been caring for my demented mother-in-law for three years…. Are you in London? Maybe we could collaborate over a coffee or start up an anonymous ‘caring for your demented MIL’ support group ;p

  3. Thanks for dropping in, so I am returning the visit. cute idea. I too have taken car of my MIL, my FIL and my own mother: all with Alzheimer’s, and now my husband. Difficult journey for all. I too am the yongest of three girls in our parents’ home. Whatever I am learning I was hoping that with the first 3 I thought I had learned. Nevertheless I don’t believe God is dead, only that i have more to learn and endure. it is through faith that I can endure. Take care of yourself, have a great trip with hubby. If I were in London I would have that cup of coffee with your friend, and we could compare notes. My blog will be a book within the year througth Amazon, first on Kindel, then in paperback. Title: Living, Loving and Caring with Alzheimer’s 24/7.

  4. YouzeBecky says:

    Thanks for “liking” my page. I like yours as well. Your poems are right on!

  5. Excellent idea and a great way to channel those frustrations, keep up the motivating and inspiring work

  6. tricia6801 says:

    I saw your message on my sandwiched page. Thanks; I love this poetry. Words can’t express how much connection I see , even during my break here at work. I look forward to revisiting!

  7. Hi there demented girl … I got here as quick as I could! Alzheimer’s is awful. I write to de-stress … I get it … I do!

  8. ginkgoguy says:

    Your poetry posts are so well-crafted, DG. I’m sorry that I haven’t come across them sooner! Keep on expressing how you feel, as it’s the best way to get through the chaos.

  9. boomer98053 says:

    I nominated you for the Best Moment Award. Please go to: http://babyboomersandmore.com/2014/09/09/blogging-award-a-very-tardy-response/ to accept your reward!

  10. boomer98053 says:

    I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Look at this post to learn more about it: http://babyboomersandmore.com/2014/09/14/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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