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.
I wouldn’t like to live there, if the wind got up you’d blow over!
That’d be nice, I’d like a swimming pool
I wouldn’t like to pay the electric bill
I’d have that grass cut in no time
This house would be easy to do the pointing
I prefer this cosy cottage
I think that’s too big, I don’t like it
It’s not so much the house you look at, it’s your neighbours and your family
As long as it’s nice and cosy and doesn’t cost too much to run
Neighbours are important, they’re there 24 hours a day!
Not at this one!!
Nice and clean
It’s maybe by the sea, nice quiet street
We’ll move in next door, I’ll be your neighbour
I’m gonna move in on Stannicliffe Road, it’s got a pool!
Nice house, but neighbours on either side, not for me. I like to be alone
They look like hotels, I don’t like flats
Far too noisy, too many people, no privacy
Heaven, homely, happy
O pen the door
M y friends are here
M ore cooking to do
E at, drink and be merry
Husband and me
H usband and me
H ousework never finished
H ello when you get home
O h, I’ve got a cleaner
O ur family
M ore housework
M erry family
M y lovely orange curtains
E verybody’s happy
E astenders is on the telly