Read: a poem by an older person with dementia who took part in a recent PEN project

Soon goes the time

I’m not in a hurry
We all join in together
You don’t enjoy it when you get it
If you have a lot do you?
Time soon goes
Soon goes anyway
Don’t mind at all
I watch the people go
They come in and out and go
Soon be teatime
Some hopes, some hopes
Time goes too fast don’t it
Got to stick to it, time
Soon goes
True
Does an’ all

 

This poem came out of a project English PEN ran with Living Words in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom.

 

 

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