This is Mags, a Carer who comes to many of our walks and get-togethers. And this is her poem about her experience as a Carer going from lockdown to freedom.
When COVID came it left us feeling alone,
no family and friends for a face-to-face moan.
The pressure of caring was so immense,
and coping with COVID so intense.
Relief came my way in the form of Zoom,
and all of a sudden
my group were in my living room!
This simple invention saved my life
and certainly relieved a lot of my strife.
Outside walks – all in our masks –
didn’t make my life such a task.
Thanks to the contact with my group,
I was very much kept in the loop.
Life didn’t feel half so bad,
and for this I was very glad.
Now everything has changed for the good.
And linking up with Gaddum?
Now everyone should.
My life as a carer is still the same,
and my enthusiasm will never wane.
There is much more help out there than you think.
And Gaddum for sure is your link.