Our carer, Dave Williams, from our Newtown branch is a keen poet in his spare time and has penned a poem all about a day in the life of a carer:
A day in the life of a carer
Woke up early this morning,
To the sound of the alarm clock ring,
Wondering to myself,
What will the coming day bring?
Breakfast and a cup of coffee,
Whilst relaxing in my chair,
Then upstairs to the bathroom,
For a wash, brush teeth, comb hair.
Lock front door behind me,
And embark on that day’s quest,
Double check my rota to see,
If there’s a chance for a quick ten-minute rest.
Arrive outside the first call,
Fix a smile upon my face,
Complete all that’s required,
Before moving on to the next place.
Get phone call from the office,
Hi Dave, any chance you could please cover a call,
Awe go on then if you’re desperate,
But remember I’m only human,
I can’t cover them all.
Plodding ever onwards,
Clocking up many a mile,
Out in all kinds of weather,
Always with a smile.
A day in the life of a carer,
Is not all about me,
In fact it’s the exact opposite,
It’s about the people I go to see.
Home, foot sore and weary,
Up to bed I make my way,
As my head hits the pillow I’m reminded,
Oh well tomorrow’s another day.