Sickness Poem

Poem About Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer's

This is a true story told to me by a friend about a time she visited her mother in a nursing home where her mother lived. She said it was the worst feeling in the world to have to live through. It was so heartbreaking that I couldn't forget it. At the time she told it, all I could do was cry.

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A Lost Memory

© more by Marie Matheny

Published: May 2018

She lovingly handles
her mother with care
as she washes and curls
and fixes her hair.

They laugh and talk
the hours away.
Then out of the blue,
her mother did say,

"You're so nice.
Now what is your name?"

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ABOUT THE POET:

I've been writing poems most of my life and usually I feel I write my favorite ones from sad times that I have suffered. It is then that I pour my heart and soul into it. I feel much better afterwards as if I've purged and whenever I go back later and reread my heartaches and heartbreaks I know I got it right if those old feelings come back....

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