• Changes

    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. more

    Oct 24, 2018

  • Glorious Moment

    The old man shuffles down the long corridor of the nursing home Doffing his hat to the wheel chair bound blind lady Offering a mumbled “Good morning’ to the deaf man His sadness causing a frail birch bending of his once-oak body. more

    Sep 18, 2018

  • A Caregivers Lament

    Invisible - ME - I AM U. C. I am the ME, faithfully working be, Household to run, the invincible one! more

    Jun 20, 2018

  • Grandpa

    His favorite color we never knew Though I thought that is was blue He loved to joke with everyone Now he passed that down to his son more

    Jun 13, 2018

  • Redemption

    Mother clipped my sisters down to size. Dust whirled at the heels of small spirits flighting, So I stepped lightly after, reeling in my own hurrahs, before they’d call her scanner eyes my way. more

    May 29, 2018

  • Champions with a Cause: An Ode to Caregivers

    A bather, a baker, a yummy meal maker. A caregiver is this and more. Just how much does a caregiver do? It’s impossible to try to keep score! more

    May 23, 2018

  • Grandma, Who do You See?

    Grandma,Who are you talking to, When you are trying to walk out of the door, Against the strength of people trying to restrain you? more

    May 16, 2018

  • I Take My Job To Heart

    I read him poetry, and he cries. He’s eighty two and has Alzheimer’s more

    May 2, 2018

  • Lasting Love

    There is a story to be told in my retirement community. It is a story of love. It isn’t puppy love, young love or the many-splendored love of years past. It is lasting love: love over time. Not sexual, but simply love of each other as partners. more

    Apr 26, 2018

  • Trials and Triumphs of Caregiving

    How Can I Thank you You are special I will still love you more

    Apr 17, 2018

  • A Daughter's Lament

    I think of thee and the way you used to be. Your sense of humor and caring words now gone from your memory. more

    Apr 11, 2018

  • A Survivor's Story

    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. more

    Apr 4, 2018

  • Thinking

    He sits in his chair and he thinks His brain is hurt from the strokes he’s had. He sits in his chair and he thinks Trying to figure things out on his own. more

    Mar 20, 2018

  • At Peace Now

    He’s at peace now No more struggle No more sorrow more

    Mar 12, 2018

  • I Went Out Today

    I went out today. I went by myself. I looked for you. But could only see memories more

    Mar 7, 2018

  • Caregiver's Spring Fever

    Long cold winter nights Encircled by a frozen landscape That was magic in December And cursed by March more

    Feb 21, 2018

  • My Best Friend

    My best friend died last night. I held her hand As her life slipped into eternity Helpless to plug the dike that held back death. more

    Feb 14, 2018

  • Battle Hymn of Aging

    To the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic: We've reached the age of sixty-five Our golden years are here. more

    Jan 31, 2018

  • Your Loving Care

    When I first came to live here, I was sad and weary, For I had left my home and given up my dreams. more

    Jan 16, 2018

  • Remind Me

    Remind me that I'm strong. Remind me that I can do this. more

    Jan 9, 2018