Poems About Aveley Lodge


“Aveley Lodge”

By Mrs Maureen Davey (resident)

Aveley Lodge is a lovely place

No grumps, no tears, just a smiley face.

We do things we like the most

On activity days with Jackie our host.

We talk about days gone by

And over quizzes our brains do try.

We are settled here, no more to roam

Because this is our wonderful home.

The truth is we are happy here,

Not just a day but through the year.

Aveley Lodge Tree

“Aveley Lodge on its 30th Anniversary”

By Mrs Brenda Marriage & her family (Resident & Relatives)

Thirty Years ago today

Aveley Lodge opened its doors,

To welcome folk who needed help

Like my mum, and maybe yours.


On entering the building

A calm atmosphere you’ll feel,

A clean and fresh environment

And the welcome you get is real.


The staff are friendly and helpful

And really very kind,

If you have a problem

Just tell them, they won’t mind.


There’s lots of different activities

To exercise body and mind,

With music, movement and singing

Plus crafts of many a kind.


But nobody is forced to participate

To join in is the resident’s choice ,

They even hold resident meetings

So in their home, they have a voice.


The garden too is lovely

With vegetables and flowers,

The perfect place to go and sit

To while away the hours.


Many a person sings your praises

Your reputation is well known,

Praised by resident’s relatives

‘cos their loved one has a good home.


So congratulations Aveley

On your successes in the past,

Please maintain the standard

And long may Aveley last.

30th birthday banner

“The Things I Will Never See”

By the Residents Poetry Club at Aveley Lodge Care Home

I often think of the things I’ve done, and wonder what I’ve missed

Before I leave this mortal coil, here is my list

Upon a FLYING PIG I go, across the land and sea

I’m off to find an ALIEN, who will play with me

A DRAGON once I thought I saw, alas it wasn’t to be

It was just my father, as I crept in at half past three!

I wish I was a WICKED WITCH, hiding in a tree

Looking for a WIZARD who will marry me

In the springtime daffodils bloom Taking away the winter doom

EASTER BUNNY we hope will bring, a basket filled to the brim

As I lay in my bed, my dentures in a cup

The TOOTH FAIRY I am hoping, will wake me up

I definitely saw a UNICORN whilst going to the zoo

One horn upon it head it had, the others all had two

When I go out walking, by the lake and sea

I gaze upon the horizon LOCHNESS I want to see

And when the full moon rises, homeward bound I must be

In case I see a WEREWOLF for a cup of tea

Now that I am 93 I’m getting on a bit

Now I have to use a frame and not a walking stick

All these things I have not seen but one thing I have found

Is TRUE LOVE abound

This love I have spread far and wide

With family and friends, I share alike

So now I need a VAMPIRE to bite me on the neck

So I can live forever and give you all loads of heck!


“Please Michael Can We Have…”

By the Residents Poetry Club at Aveley Lodge Care Home

Mary looked out the window one day, because she is a nosey parker

She saw a man walking by with a puppy and a llama

And she declared loud and clear, “one of them we do need

Come on Michael”, we do plead!

In the garden we could keep, a rabbit and a flock of sheep

I’m sure they could be spared by little Bo Peep!

Maybe a billy goat, who wears a top hat and a coat

Who eats the grass and keeps it trim, that is why he keeps so slim!

A duck pond Michael you can dig, big enough for fish and a pig

If the weather turns too foul, we will fill it and buy a snail

Joanie wants a “puddy” cat, to sit upon her cosy lap

Daphne wants a crocodile, if only it would learn to smile

A spider in a corner I do see, that’s the only pet for me

Until the cleaner Diana walks on by and gives it a whack in the eye!

So, it’s off down the hall I go, trying not to fall

To put my suggestion in the box, hanging on the wall

Michael, buying next door you must do, Aveley Lodge is now a Zoo!


“I’ve Got To Stay On Blighty”

By the Residents Poetry Club at Aveley Lodge Care Home

We have to stay in Blighty

Where the cliffs are tall and white

Hiking high and mighty

Then we will have a bite

Our caravan we did tow

Into the forest we would go

We weren’t that lucky to have a loo,

so a bucket had to do!

We also went to Yorkshire

Where the puddings are fine and fare

We stopped off for a cuppa

Tea for two to share

We always pop to Bournemouth

Where the weather is always fine

Pamela and her Sidney

Always had a good time