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  • My Father My Friend

    My Father Left this World Today, On July 22nd, 1998. I held his hand as cancer took his last breath away. Through tear filled Eyes I had to pray. Read more

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  • A Caregiver

    My life of pulls and tugs Wanting to be everywhere at once and nowhere alone All at the same time. My Mom so old needs so much Read more

  • FADE TO NIGHT

    Twilight moments replace CT’s and chemo. Beyond the anger, past the denial, we are now here. Enjoying this bridge to the unknown. Read more

  • A Last Game of Checkers

    Father and Son are seated across each other at a bedside table in a dimly lit room at the Apple Valley Nursing Home. A checkerboard lies between them. Read more

  • An Anchor or a Sail

    Let us hold hands as we let go As we let go, as we let go Of whom you once were Of whom I once was Read more

  • Mornings At My House

    Day after day I sit looking out the window waiting……waiting…… for you to awaken Read more

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  • The Spoon In My Purse

    Poised in wheelchair fortress, Her hovering hands tremor, Seeking precise location For every stainless treasure - Read more

  • Caregivers Need Care Too

    I am brought back to a memory so very long ago. You loved me and I loved you; that’s all we needed to know! Read more

    Nov 23, 2020

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  • Empathetic Sadness

    You are my soulmate and we are one Your mind is changing and I feel glum My heart is wounded as is my soul I didn’t expect this while growing old! Read more

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  • The Power of Prayer

    Have you looked into their eyes Have you heard their whispered cries Read more

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  • Losses

    Given a choice, I would hold fast to you --- would stop the slow erosion of our lives. It isn't fair that we who've loved so long should be the losers, even though we love. Read more

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  • VOICE OF A CARE-RECIPIENT

    Why is this happening to me? Do you remember who I was before? Where did yesterday go when life was so full and rich with meaning? Read more

  • It’s you

    You walk into the room with a sense of familiarity, as though you know me, as though you’ve been here before. Who are you?  This person that feels comfortable in a seemingly strange place. Are you someone I should know? Read more

  • Roses are Blooming

    Roses are blooming everywhere There are beautiful gardens, golden stairs Trees of every sort and design All that you ever wanted you find Read more

    Apr 30, 2020

  • Living with Fear

    You cried tonight, it hurt me so, It hurt to watch,your tears flow. I felt your pain and frustration, As I saw you sinking, into depression. Read more

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  • VOICE OF A CAREGIVER (An Acrostic Poem)

    C          Connecting with you is difficult and painful because you no longer recognize me.  A         Able to match pieces of the past to the present to help us understand.                        R         Realizing that none of this is your fault Read more

  • What She'd Like to Say to her Daughter

    It is out of compassion that I go, Yet a role delegated by marriage. Committed to another’s well being, Oblivious of the coming disparage. Read more

    Dec 18, 2019

  • Band of Brothers

    Men gather ‘round the table, coffee cups in hand; each wearing symbols of wars gone by. Military experiences shared; Read more

    Nov 6, 2019

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  • Last Dance

    She lies on the couch, pain showing in her eyes, her weakened body tense. Read more

  • Jane

    Living with a person who has dementia Is like dealing with someone in absentia. She is not the girl you used to know; Not the same personality - oh no! Read more