Carers Need To Be Cared For Too

During Young Carers Action Day 2021, young carers and young adult carers shared poems to express their feelings of being what being an unpaid carer is like. The stresses, challenges and issues they face on a daily basis and how there needs to be more support.

by Georgina May Somers

My world is spinning, I’m running out of time

When will “my time” truly be mine

I’m so busy with everything else

I feel as though I am losing myself

My mind is loud like a rock ‘n’ roll band

This heavy heart could use a helping hand


I should have everything that I need

I have good knowledge, I can write and read

I am responsible, patient and kind

I am empathetic and have an open mind

I can manage time and money

I know when to listen, talk and be funny

I know how to cook, wash and clean

Though I wish I had a shoulder on which to lean

I help others cope and make them smile

So why can’t I be happy, if just for a while?


Don’t get me wrong, I live a blessed life

Living this way has helped me deal with strife

But a bit of support or time away

Would help me cope after such a long day


There must be people who are similar to me

With the world on their shoulders, wishing to be

Relieved of the pressure every now and then

We must come together through word, key or pen

It would be great having someone who understands

What being a Young Adult Carer truly demands