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  • A Caregiver's Prayer

    Are wishes strong desires with a minimum chance of fruition? Are hopes strong desires with an expectation of an outcome? Read more

    Feb 20, 2019

  • She’s There

    I dreamed I was sitting across from Mom, preparing green beans for freezing. I was thinking about all the hours I had spent by her side. And how sad I was that she was gone. All the while She’s saying something but I’m not listening. Read more

    Feb 13, 2019

  • Through the Eyes of Blue

    As her eyes slowly closed I took comfort In her peaceful respite As we walked together Read more

    Feb 6, 2019

  • Caregivers Request

    Do not ask me to take your counsel or advice as well intentioned as it may be There is so much I am experiencing that you can’t know or see I am the ME, faithfully working be, Household to run, the invincible one! Read more

    Jan 23, 2019

  • MEMORY UNIT/DEMENTIA

    Memory unit, somewhere between the ports of reason and south of confusion, with no parallels of longitude and latitude to mark the spot exactly, you will find the memory unit. Passports are not required. Read more

    Jan 16, 2019

  • Silent Night

    ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, Read more

    Dec 18, 2018

  • Changes

    Changes in my house Changes in my spouse Furniture here and there Accommodate the new wheelchair. Read 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. Read 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! Read 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 Read 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. Read 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! Read 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? Read 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 Read 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. Read more

    Apr 26, 2018

  • Trials and Triumphs of Caregiving

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

    Mar 20, 2018

  • At Peace Now

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

    Mar 12, 2018