The following poems were written in Langley by participants of the Small Things Creative STORY BOX sessions held in at Langfield Care Home on 3rd & 4th June 2019. The sessions used the Overspill theme to share stories of Home and Community with participants who were living with, or caring for someone with, dementia.
Like a market
Wouldn’t go anywhere like that.
Looks like a Roman building.
Does look Roman, doesn’t it?
Like Italy or Spain.
Greek or Roman. Two pillars.
Flats above a shop
Could be noisy.
I remember being in Newcastle.
I lived near the bridge – the River Tyne.
And a lovely park – Saltwell park.
It had 5 bridges. You had to pay a penny to cross over the bridge. Was it worth the trip? Oh yeah!
Take it with you.
Looking down and saying: “Oh that’ll do.”
Smoking chimney pots – very bad for your health.
You got your fresh air at the park.
To me it looks like a café.
This reminds me of where I used to live.
Reminds me of the park in Langley.
H aving family inside
H igh chair
O ff – when someone comes to the door!
M y sister now lives in my flat
E veryone is happy
E nd of the day
E xtra special people
Haunted Ham Shank
I’d live there, ‘cause I’m a silly mare
I’d live with my wife Joan, then I’m not alone
That might be better
I like that, ‘cause I’ve always fancied a bike
It’d be nice to go out at night
Be nice to live in the woods
I’d have a dog, then I wouldn’t be scared of the bears
We had a dog called Snoopy
Like a modern house
I like the reflection
The big tree is nice by the cottage
Then you find out you have an expensive electric bill
If you had a house you might get a mouse
I lived somewhere like that but it was a flat
I never had a garden so I liked living there
It was very quiet there
Set off a path
I don’t think we were allowed animals