The following poems were written in Darnhill by participants of the Small Things Creative STORY BOX session held in at D’Oliveria Court on 8th May 2019. The sessions used the Overspill theme to share stories of Home and Community with Memory cafe participants who were living with, or caring for someone with, dementia.
With thanks to the Alzheimer Society for hosting the session.
Stella the keep fit instructor.
Pirate just moved in
With a budgie not a parrot.
Glittery hats – the party animals
Welcome to the avenue!
The Professor –
“If you don’t mind!
Got me strap n all”
PC Doreen to keep an eye on the rest of the street
No proper arrests
Just keeping an eye.
Nautical painter and decorator
Living near The Ship
A yacht on this drive.
A cowgirl with a whole herd of cows –
“I’ve got a funny feeling I know whose it is”
Lad in a cap
Too young to go in the pub
Kicked out by the policeman.
Paid to clean all the houses
Expensive or three pounds an hour.
The sensible observer from the end of the avenue.
“Unlucky for some.”
Always something going on
Have to change our life
To be continued…
There’s no answer
A mercenary collection
Easy to read
I like how it rhymes
Hangs all together
Says a lot in six verses
‘Protect from the gun and the knife’
I’ve lived in a few communities and they don’t get together
They just say ‘Hello’
But don’t get together.
In the army, they all stick together.
Pull together and fight.
We’re old enough to know what the fight was about.
Nice place. Growing up there were lots of families.
Open their doors for one another
Speak to their neighbours.
In a good community, you know who your neighbours are.
You have considerations for other people’s feelings.
It’s nice to have a community centre
A local pub!