Aging Poem

A Woman Forgotten

An old woman who once thrived in multiple roles of mother and wife now sits alone with nothing but her memories.

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Reading this made me think of my grandma. She passed away in 2005 due to gallbladder cancer. I took care of her at home with help from VNA hospice...while she was alive family didn't bother...

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Forgotten Mother

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Published: February 2006

She sits in darkness
memories serve as her only company
a life so full of joy
now ending in lonesome misery.
What once was a devoted wife
and a loving mother
is now nothing more than a burden
to those she loves the most.
A glimpse of a grandchild here and there,
a greeting card once a year.
This is what is left of her loving family,
of her joyous youth.
A beautiful, radiant sight was she,
now they hang her heads when in her company.
And so she sits in solitude
a single tear rolls down her cheek
as darkness surrounds her
so do the fond memories of her family.

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  • by Cynthia High Desert
  • 7 years ago

Reading this made me think of my grandma. She passed away in 2005 due to gallbladder cancer. I took care of her at home with help from VNA hospice...while she was alive family didn't bother to come see her...and when she was sick in bed passing away EVERYONE wanted to come by and say sorry for this and that..my thought..too late ppl..love her when she's here! Appreciate her! Be there how she was when you were a kid!

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