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

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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

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‘Twas the Night before Christmas, Read more

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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