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  1. Joon 17 May 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Excuse my poop
    Half timers is the scoop
    Part. Timers keeps me in the loop
    Alzheimer’s is proof.

    Thanks for update June.

    Hello all n good night all.

  2. Joon 16 May 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Hello all

    I’m still on the ball today
    I’m happy in my very own way
    I can read and write
    Life is not all shite
    So I bid you all a good day


  3. Joon 16 May 2018 at 6:11 pm


    The brain is a precious place
    The masterpiece can change the pace
    In a heart beat or the twinkling of an eye
    It can say farewell to you or I.

    Today it can bring the dictionary clear
    Tomorrow can fill you with confusion and fear
    Other times tell you it’s a different year
    In a split second you won’t know who’s here

    Loved ones are strangers
    Little ones bring some cheer
    Everything changes in minutes
    And from year to year

    Be patient dear family and all friends
    Life is very fragile right up to the end
    Every ailment can come or go
    Alzheimer’s take you too and you don’t even know.

  4. Joon 16 May 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Brain farts

    Lavender trickles down
    It makes my favorite sound
    Blue trys so hard to get through
    Orange declares it’s important too

    Pink is pastel today
    Black is like oil
    Burnt umber is strong
    The colors they toil

    The brain is the canvas
    The brush in hand
    My eyes are my camera
    I focus while I stand

    The Amber is welcome
    It makes us all pause
    Green says continue
    But red thinks I’m a lost cause.

    The brain like a computer
    Will store everything
    It’s often safe in the cloud
    For this much I am so proud

    Artists have their strengths
    And resources galore
    We can go back to our childhood
    And everything g is restored.

  5. Patricia Halpinon 15 May 2018 at 11:42 am

    Hi Martin Jo Tony and all on the site. The poems are fabulous talent so precious I’m loving it. Love to Willie and family bye for now xx Patty.

  6. Joon 14 May 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hello all.
    Greetings to everyone.

    Hope all are well. Or as a friend says well ish.

    Thanks Tony G. You are funny. You keep writing and I’ll keep scribbling and doodles going.
    Keeps the mind going . Full house here this weekend. Kids grankids.dogs too..
    So nice to have everyone together. As all get older its harder to get together as often.
    The growing needs of each family n busy lives keep all busy. But so nice to have a fun filled family weekend together. Hope you get to see yours often too. I can’t recall if they are living near or far.
    All the best for now. Yourself and June can have an auld chat again.
    We might all connect again next time I get over.
    Kindest regards.

  7. sandyon 14 May 2018 at 4:09 am

    Hi Martin,
    Nice to meet a DNA (Ancestry) cousin from Ireland!
    (Hi Sandy, sent you an invite to my Tree on Ancestory…MC)

  8. Tony Gormanon 13 May 2018 at 5:39 pm

    There’s no doubting you’ve creative ability
    In writing all these poems that we see
    You’re talent is beyond all doubt
    So wonderful, in the work you turn out
    Each verse it strikes a vibrant note
    In all the poems you have wrote
    But your latest surpasses all of the rest
    Truthfully speaking it’s one of your best
    Which goes to show your real frame of mind
    When you’re turning out poems of this kind
    So do not worry we all forget little things
    It’s a part of the wear and tear that our life brings
    Writing our poetry keeps our brain exercised
    As our memories flow just like the tide
    So never worry in age we all work the same
    Remembering’s a challenge it’s all part of life’s game
    But my poetess Jo we have our own given way
    To ward off our problems creating pomes day by day
    So Jo
    Keep up your poems, your last one is a masterpiece.
    xxx Tony
    Looking forward to the book, many thanks xx

  9. Joon 12 May 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Tony G book on way to June. When you connect again she will get it to you. Can’t recall if I put in the info regarding the authors road trip. Anyway if I didn’t sure I’ll forward it again.
    Brain fart I just can’t remember right now but I do know the road trip info was the whole point of getting the book to you

    All the best for now.

  10. Joon 09 May 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Hello poetry pal,
    Righteo here we go

    We have the Willie Lynch fan club
    Assorted coffees in a cafe
    J K Rowling best sellers on napkins
    The quill the ink back in our day.

    The good old fashioned pencil
    Sharp as a tac at play
    The scholars and poets and teacher
    And children grew up that way.

    They doodled on paper and scratched
    In schools and cottages thatched
    Remembering Wilde and Shaw and more
    They started by writing on walls and floor.

    My scribbles are fun to try
    It helps when memories fade
    Alzheimer’s has colors too
    Today it’s a lovely shade of Jade.

    I paint more than I write
    Cause the words can’t come out right
    So my next book is on canvas
    I’ll try to keep my colors bright

    It’s okay to try duelling
    I’ll keep painting as long as you write
    There is hope for every artist
    Who turns darkness into light.


    The banjo

    When I hear the word duel I think of a banjo
    I think of my brothers up on the hills
    Back when the wild west was cabra
    The best shots ever and no one was killed

    They are all talented grown men now
    They can sing and play at will
    Drums guitars and banjos
    Duelling banjos now their audience to thrill.

    Over to you again Tony G

  11. Tony Gormanon 07 May 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Duelling Poets
    A poem so fresh just off the press
    Your our poetess I must confess
    For your words they still beat out in rhyme
    A credit to you every time
    You’re still as wise as years ago
    The proof is in your poems on show
    We all forget things it comes with age
    It sometimes leaves us in a rage
    Jo, do not worry your poems are sublime
    Just keep writing yours and I’ll answer with mine

    Take care Jo
    I’ll get the book one day xx

  12. Joon 02 May 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Hello Patty n June,
    I know we txt n email n say lots of hellos
    But I sure like seeing extra hellos here too.

    Hello Willie
    Thinking of you too.
    Hope Lily n grace fill you n the misses with lots of joy.

    Thanks Martin
    Hope you n yours are all ok too.

    Sometimes I get the site ok other times it doesn’t work
    So while the going is good hope we see a few more updates n posts.

    Cheerio all

    Over to Tony G for a fresh new poem.
    My head is empty now.

    Cheers all

  13. Joon 30 Apr 2018 at 2:43 am

    Thanks MC
    Yay the west awakes. Over to you and Tony G.

    Any Chester

    Even a Chester cake will do.

    Hello to June patty and all our families too.
    Good night all.
    Love Jo.

  14. Joon 29 Apr 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Wake up call
    New York London Paris Rome
    Was that a dream or was I at home
    The clock in a hotel the clock in my head
    Was I in the sunroom or was I in bed
    Are we all sister’s as we sip tea
    Of course we are said she and said he
    Sugar and milk and more for me
    Memories and laughter and such Glee
    Oh to view the English country gardens
    And see that huge bumble bee
    Yes I was in a hotel with my sister’s
    It was the crossroads to my room
    Not just in my head or thread on a loom.
    Caregivers retreat

    The home the heart the head the bed
    Totally agree and very well said
    Silver and gold have I none
    Some currency would be fun
    But none can have value unless exchanged.
    Tho can be of some when engaged
    The worth of a soul is great in the sight of God.
    Nowadays others would think that’s very odd
    To me everyone is of great worth
    Tho they may not see it in full view
    But I believe it and to that I will be true.

    Our health is our wealth.


    Research galore
    Huge buildings
    Offices and floors
    Millions of doors
    Billing departments
    Codes by the score
    Policies and procedures
    Approvals and scores
    Phone calls and voices
    Languages and more
    Fund raisers
    Marathons and money
    Research and DNA
    Grants and more money
    Technology and social media
    Emails and pop ups
    Communication and mix ups
    Insurance plans and no plans
    Well educated hard workers
    Doctors and nurses and professionals
    Volunteers and specialists
    Oceans of people and willing organizations
    Rich and poor and both wise and able
    Rich and poor able and disabled.
    Everyone has been at the world Heath table

    I am a child
    I am a daughter
    I am a mother
    I am a na na

    There is no pill for grief
    I do not need one
    No professional in any big building
    Can bring back our babies
    Our daughters
    Our mothers
    Our loved ones
    No office
    No money
    No codes
    No insurance
    No fund raiser
    No marathon
    No research
    No DNA
    No therapist
    No specialist
    No way

    I respect you all I value all.

    Patience and love and give me my space
    That’s how i survive thanks to saving grace.
    (Jo, I just love your style of poetry,straight from the heart and straight to the point…MC x)

  15. Joon 29 Apr 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Is there a reunion on site at the moment. Is the west awake yet
    Miss this auld site betimes. Wake up boys and girls. I don’t want to have to send you to your rooms.
    I’m on the road to Alzheimer’s. I’ll be okay as long g as it stays in half timers.
    So while I have the memories keep in touch.
    Over to you again Tony G to keep us going.
    Hello Rita Ella up there in Canada yizz all ok ?
    Thank goodness for some sunshine. I loved seeing my sister’s n family more recently. Great to see everyone tho it was a mad dash. Thanks to patty June and George n my hubby for making it possible to see our Maureen.
    Cheerio all for now.
    Willie sorry for your troubles. But so glad you could get over to family.looks like we were in UK n Ireland about same time too.
    So near and yet so far away.
    Hay patty looks like you n June n George n John mite get a chance to meet Tony G next time you all go to UK.
    Off yiz go now.
    Cheerio everyone.
    Shay hope you get over again.
    Martin just saw your post saying you go to see the bro in Colchester too.
    Small world eh ?
    Maybe we should have a reunion in Colchester some day.lol
    Regards to all Jo.

  16. June Mahonyon 28 Apr 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Jo Martin and Tony. Doing my best to get on here. It’s been so long so I want to say hi to you all. All the best.

  17. Patricia Halpinon 28 Apr 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Martin it’s been a while at the moment I can’t see any comments not sure why. I hope all are well and a big hello to all. From Patty.

  18. Joon 28 Apr 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Hello Tony
    Nice to look in here and find yourself and Willie posting too.
    Meantime our June mentioned you both had a chat recently.
    That was funny. Ah pity we didn’t all connect. We had a wonderful visit with our Maureen n her hubby.
    Maybe next time. Tho I did bring g a book for you which I meant to pass on to our June. It’s still in my case.we were so focussed on seeing Maureen everything else went out if my head. I’m having what I call half timers.
    Anyway maybe you n June can chat again n I’ll send book to June n she might post to you.
    The auld mind is not what it use to be but otherwise okay.
    Keep well yourself pal.im sure everyone here loves to here from you so over to you for some poetry.
    I’ll give it a go now n then too.
    Cheerio for now.
    Kindest regards

    Hello Mary HT

    Great to hear from you too.

    Hello MC
    Hope you are well

    Hello to everyone

    Thinking of one n all.

    Recovery Alzheimer’s

    It’s ages since it happened.
    Tho might only be yesterday
    Memories come flooding back
    The cobwebs in my mind can’t keep track
    Music fills the void as sister’s sing some soul
    Laughter is a tonic no one feels old
    Dancing holds one closer to Rythem and blues
    Loved ones break barriers with dancing shoes
    There’s no rules for Alzheimer’s when it comes to our heads
    The heart rules with warmth and compassion and loads of love instead.

    Big thanks to my sister’s .
    Making and keeping memories alive for one n all.

  19. Tony Gormanon 27 Apr 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Jo
    I wasn’t too far away from Colchester last week.
    It’s a pity if I’d have known I would have popped in to see you.
    I hope everything is well with you and your family.
    I missed your poems
    Nice to have you back on line
    xx Tony G

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