We’re marking National Poetry Day (28th September) by sharing a poem written by a resident from Trinity Court Flats in Aylesbury.

Lucie Prosser (aged 26) lives at  Trinity Court flats . The service provides both housing and support for people with learning disabilities and Lucie has lived there for almost six years. Trinity Court flats offer  24-hour, on-site support to all residents who have their own self-contained flats.

Lucie’s second poem on being diagnosed and living with cerebral palsy has recently been published by Forward Poetry.

She started writing poetry at 22 when she was looking for a gift for her father and decided writing a poem would mean a lot more to him than a present.

Lucie said:

“Writing poetry makes me feel alive. I’m in my own world and it makes me feel better. Life has been very difficult at times. I had to leave school at 15 and I’ve been in hospital various times and was also in a cast when I was young.

“I think the support at Trinity Court is really good. I enjoy writing, cooking club and the staff help us find other courses to do. I’m doing a computer class and a poetry class once a month at the local library.”

Catherine Owiti, Operations Manager for Hightown, said: “Lucie was encouraged to attend a poetry course and join the local Aylesbury library group after staff and family recognised her talent for writing. She has also written a poem about Trinity Court Flats which we have displayed in our main corridor. Lucie is also an avid reader and would like to start reading her poetry to people in care homes and we’re currently exploring opportunities for her to be able to do this. We’re all very proud of her achievements!”