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Posted by Still Waters , 25 May 2011 · 213 views

This dear old lady in her chair
Sitting in front of me
Her mind wandering....I know not where
With thoughts of what used to be

Behind her, an open window
In this caring and loving home
The sun is shining, baby rabbits are playing
But this scene she does not know

Where is she now?...I wonder
In her kitchen preparing tea?
Dinner plates laid out on the table
To feed her family

Or perhaps she is toiling in the fields
Cultivating the land
Driving that big tractor
Before going home to her man

The fiddle she did love to play
Spreading joy all around
She still taps her feet, I see
Hearing music in her mind

I smile at her.....she looks back at me
With no recognition in her eyes
Does she know who I am?
Am I still in her heart.....deep inside?

Where all her memories are now
Locked away inside there she keeps
This dear old lady was like a mum to me
And my heart now....it does weep

1923 - 2011

RIP





schizoidwoman
May 26 2011 09:07 AM
This was so touching, SW.
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Still Waters
May 26 2011 06:23 PM
Thank you very much SW  :)
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Very beautiful my friend, touching and shows a deep understanding of the inner life of those with dementia.

Peace
mark
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Excellent !!!
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Still Waters
May 28 2011 09:08 AM

markdohle, on 28 May 2011 - 12:14 AM, said:

Very beautiful my friend, touching and shows a deep understanding of the inner life of those with dementia.

Peace
mark
Thank you very much Mark  :)

I've never forgotten what Leo said to you once, "You know I am still here". That was one of the most poignant things I've ever read and it's something I've held on to ever since.

I strongly believe that somewhere inside, Helen was still there too.
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Still Waters
May 28 2011 09:17 AM

Cloudshill, on 28 May 2011 - 12:37 AM, said:

Excellent !!!
Thank you very much Mr Cloudshill :) You are always too kind  :yes:
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