I'm Here

Added on 12/03/2010

Louise Appleton from Hartlepool had written a poem called "I'm here..."

"I'm Here..." - A poem about Dignity in Care for the person that matters

I am still a person although my actions and words may not make sense

It's just something's seem complicated to me, doesn't mean that I'm stupid or dense

I ask you don't treat me as another number a person in care

I'm a person who needs to be treated with respect and dignity that's fair

I am frightened and confused and not sure what's going on

So please don't assume that my faculties' have gone

There are times when I can recognise special people and their faces

And remember special thoughts and memories of times and places

I need your help, your care and complete reassurance

To know that I can spend the rest of my days happy getting through this

I was like you once, you know, and wish I was still today

But unfortunately life has dealt the cards and I've ended up this way

So please understand I'm not stupid, nor a child or mad

I'm just a person who is confused, frustrated and sad

And so I am asking please be there for me and make me smile

Make the rest of my life happy, special and worth while

Louise Appleton 2010

This resource appears on the following page(s):