Just A Carer That’s What People Think Of Me

Just a carer?

I am just a carer

That’s what people think of me,

It isn’t very pleasant,

They’ve seen it on TV.

Blood and guts and vomit

Sickness and diarrhoea.

They wouldn’t want to do it,

It isn’t a career.

But I have been a carer

Since the day that I left school.

I haven’t been to college,

But I’m really not a fool.

Caring for the elderly

Is more than making tea.

It needs a special person,

And I know this is for me.

When you have dementia,

when you’re getting old.

It can be very lonely,

When you’re left out in the cold.

It needs a special person,

One who really cares.

One who lights the room up,

When all around are stares.

Someone very patient,

Someone very kind.

Someone who will lead you

When you’re going blind.

A wealth of understanding

And time to listen too.

You won’t be able to do it,

If all you think about is you.

The job is quite a privilege

That others do not see.

When you finish work today,

Did you think of me?

Did you know I sat with

Someone taking their last breath?

Do you know how precious those moments before death?

Do you know how hard it is

To say goodbye and then,

Go and help the other folk

And do it all again?

Do you know how good it is

When you get a smile,

From someone who is down and low

When you’ve gone the extra mile?

Caring is a way of life

Judge us if you must

But we are not just carers

We are magic fairy dust!

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