Miss You Mum

31 Jan, 2014 by

Miss You Mum – On the 31st January 2013, my Mum ended her Dementia Journey. No number of my words can describe the emotional journey my family and I have been on since. But I can’t let today pass without a haiku at least…

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Wabi Sabi: An Ancient Voice

11 Aug, 2013 by

Wabi Sabi: An Ancient Voice: One of my favourite haiku poets Wabi Sabi responded to the haiku prompt ‘Ancient Voices’ with these touching words.

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Dementia Haiku: Raft Of Love

10 Jun, 2013 by

This Haiku was inspired by a conversation on my Dementia Journeys twitter feed.

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Dementia Poems: My Dementia Wa...

2 May, 2013 by

Dementia Poems: My Dementia Walk Haiku: yesterday, Sarah Read sent a tweet: ” imagine going for a walk in a familiar place. Imagine the fear when you don’t know where you are. That’s dementia.” Here’s JRB’s Haiku response.

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Dementia Journeys Haiku: Last ...

1 May, 2013 by

This photo of Mum and I was taken during the last few days I saw her in the UK. I hope it goes some way to explaining why the tag line for Dementia Journeys is smiles, love and laughter.

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Dementia Journeys Haiku: Early...

25 Apr, 2013 by

Dementia Journeys Haiku: Early Mourning Son: a haiku in John Belchamber’s Dementia Journeys series exploring the feeling of mourning you have for a person living with dementia even before their Dementia journey ends.

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Haiku: Ride The Carousel

19 Apr, 2013 by

Haiku: Ride The Carousel – John Belchamber’s Haiku exploring how a loved one with Dementia comes and goes and the emotions you feel being like a fairground ride.

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Haiku: I Left You, Alone

19 Apr, 2013 by

John Belchamber writes and publishes haiku, often with a theme related to his Dementia Journey with his Mum Anne Belchamber. I Left You, Alone explores the feeling of leaving a loved one behind.

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