I wrote a poem about all my favourite things that I love.


I wish I was an eagle flying over head
I wish I was the sun sweeping away the dark
I wish I was a rose deep as ruby red
Or a tree with a bear rubbing against my bark
I wish…………….

I wish I was a blackbird who has a sweet song
I wish I was one of the frogs playing in the pond
I wish I was the wind blowing through so strong
Bending the branches and whistling through the valley beyond
I wish………………

I wish I was a spider weaving a web to catch a fly
I wish I was a rainbow full of beautiful colours
I wish I was the rain coming down from the sky
And helping give life to seedlings and others
I wish……………

I wish I was a fire bringing warmth to those who need it
I wish I was a star shooting across the sky to bring luck
I wish I was a child playing in the sand pit
Or going paddling with the ducks
I wish…………….

And most of all I wish I was a child seeing the world with fresh eyes
Without judgement and with much laughter. No cares !!!

Copy write Tracey Shorthouse 2016

All photos are mine. I have a tiny pond as well.as a large pond in my garden. The frogs love it. The baby bear was taken at Yellowstone Park when I was there in 2006, and the rainbow was taken years ago in Folkestone.

Author: tracey28

I was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer's Disease and Posterior Cortical Atrophy in December 2015. I cope with having this by being optimistic and positive, and by being vocal about dementia. Its not a case of it being shoved under the carpet or not being spoke about like it used to. How else can we learn if not open about it. I do a variety of things to get out there and keep my brain active which is the most important thing. This is what I am going to share with you, my poems, positivity, etc. It doesn't have to be doom and gloom when you have a long term condition.

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