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Caring Words

 

Introduction

In this area of the website you will find the poems which have been submitted. Feel free to browse, all of the poems have been written by health professionals. One of the underpinning aims of ‘Caring Words’ is to develop an online poetry community, so that you have the opportunity to contribute your own work, and at the same time, share the work of others.

You might find a poem that you can relate to, in terms of an experience you have had or an emotion you have felt. Caring for others can often evoke powerful emotions and it can be easy to feel isolated whilst those around us seem to be just getting on with life. Poetry writing gives us a different way to talk about how we feel and share our thoughts with others in similar situations.

You might read a poem which amuses you; something light hearted which makes you smile but which opens up the world of another person, and allows you in to take a look. Reading the poetry of others helps us to understand the diversity and uniqueness of the world in which we live, and helps us to see things from another perspective.

You will see that all of the poems are different and there is no specific style or format. You can write as much or as little as you like, it is all about the process of poetry writing, rather than the style or how ‘good’ you think it is. If it has meaning for you and you want to share it with others, then please submit it. If you prefer, you do not need to share your name with others, you can remain anonymous if you like.

How to submit your poem

Click on the ‘Upload Your Poem’ link on the right hand side of this page. You will be asked for your name, although this does not need to be published with your poem. You will need to submit your email address so that we can send you confirmation that your poem has been received. We will not use your email address for any other purpose and it will not be published on the site.

You are required to give the title of your poem and then copy and paste the poem itself, into the box. Please read the ‘Terms & Conditions’ before submitting your poem.

We hope that you will find this process straightforward although if you experience problems, please contact us via the ‘Click here to contact us’ link, and we will try to sort it out.

It will normally take up to six weeks to publish your poem on the site, although it may appear sooner than that, so do keep checking back!

Thank you for taking the time to visit Caring Words, and for sharing your work with us.