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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Dementia – Yesterday today!






Just reading the comments on my poem which did very well, I am totally shocked to say! My sister and I care for mum who is experiencing some of these difficulties and I wrote down my perception of her emotions, although she has not quite reached this extent of confusion yet. Love you Mum xxx

Yesterday Today – A Poem about the confusion and pain of Dementia

My mirror tells me that I am child
My grandchildren's presence confuses my mind
I grieve for my parents who died only yesterday
Strange people visit who I don't want to stay

They show me their pictures but that is not me
I just know my parents
Why can they not see?

Their magic is strong
Some days my face has lines
They cripple my body
To make truth of their lies.

I am warm in my own house
My husband beside me
The dawn brings a new face
a strange place without my things
I'm so scared like a swan with two broken wings

Wrinkled skin all around me
I just don't belong
I live in my own house
I'm healthy and strong
Why on earth do I sit here
My heart still has a song
Leave me to live my life
You people are so wrong

They say that they know me but I know their tricks
I can't be their mum when I'm still only six



Gripping Read!!

Dragonman: Face of the UnknownDragonman: Face of the Unknown by Ted Lazaris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an edge of the seat story, which begins smack bang in the middle of an apocalyptic event. The end of the world is a topic which has intrigued mankind since the beginning of time, but in this story it is just the beginning; not the final annihilation of humankind. The foreign object hurtling towards the earth is merely the first sting of a battle that will consume the heavens above and the earth below.
The threat introduces the DragonMan; a superhero already living on our planet, with access to different worlds such as ‘Spellville’; and he is not alone with his incredible abilities, of which more are revealed as the story continues. His family, with which he runs the family business ‘Starr Investigations’, are also endowed with their own fascinating skills, which invite further investigations of their own. Other characters from Spellville include ’Plupee’ and ‘Dooley’ who add a little light comedy in the midst of such dark and dangerous occurrences. Another lead character is Nathan, who has no abilities except for his skill with a pen. Luke and Nathan's lives become intertwined in the midst of the first catastrophe, and when Nathan has a series of personal disasters, he seeks out their firm for help. Thus begins a rollercoaster of explosive tragedies, spectacular fantasy, and murder mystery. The Author leads you through each one in a well written, intriguing and captivating way.

In summary I would advise that you set the scene to read this novel. Get your cocoa, your pyjamas, and go to your private place; switch off the tv and ignore the kids for a while, and step into Ted Lazaris complex and fascinating world of the unusual, the bizarre, and the downright terrifying creatures you are about to meet.


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