Sickness Poem

Slowly Losing A Loved One

This poem is about the pain of watching someone loved so very much just slowly fade away.

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Last Embers Verse I

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Published by Family Friend Poems January 2022 with permission of the Author.

The clarity of my mind has faded.
Those vibrant thoughts, slowly washed away.
Memories once so strong, are now so distant.
Names of those I held so dear, escape me now.

My life is confused, unclear, like the darkness of the night.
The warmth of stories old, no longer take me back.
A life remembered fondly by so many, is hidden to me now.
Solemn times, so cherished and adored, no longer come to mind.

People look at me so lovingly, but I know not who they are.
Loving faces so unfamiliar, they no longer bring a smile.
No sign of love is felt, nothing lights my eyes.
How I wish I knew these people, and why I make them cry.

You hold my hand, I feel no love, no sense of who you are.
My thoughts so barren of recollection, so empty to my voice.
A life bereft of meaning, emotion and desire.
My life once so radiant, just the last few embers of the fire.

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  • Candace R. Schneller by Candace R. Schneller
  • 2 years ago

Yes, I worked as a Nurse's Aide at a nursing home right after high school. You could see the light fade from their eyes.

  • BGWby BGW Poet
  • 2 years ago

I and (I'm guessing many hundreds of thousands of) others know exactly what you mean first-hand.

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