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

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

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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

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I've watched in amazement your patience and grace Your beautiful soul is not commonplace You listen to stories of the lives that they've led more

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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 more

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I wake up from a nap. There he is. I emerge from the shower. There he is. more

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'Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the house A caregiver was scurrying, Caring for her dear spouse more

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A hedge row stitches suede sky to prairie patches. I brake for a weathered truck and read the “eat beef” bumper sticker. My pulse slows as Public Radio plays Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. more

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Confusion spreads, his people change, his world is suddenly very strange. He fights against it, holds it tight, surrounds himself with those, who make his world bright. more

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

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Lord make me like a mighty oak Roots curling into the earth Strong and steady That my Love might lean upon me And rest more

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You see an old man Drooling in his wheelchair. I see a man who could make almost anything With scrap metal from the junk pile. more

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