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Precious Memories

How dull life would be without our memories for company. For some, memories are all they have.

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My mom has dementia and is in a nursing home. I have been calling her every day since the coronavirus shut down visits. Because of her dementia, sometimes conversation can be hard. I have...

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Memory Album

John P. Read © more by John P. Read

Published: November 9, 2019

​Memories are life's special moments
Borrowed from the passing of time.
Ghosts and shadows from bygone days,
Etched and stored inside our mind.

Our minds are a memory album
Where the past and present meet,
Memories we lovingly cling to
That make the heart skip a beat.

Some we would like to forget.
Some we love to treasure.
Some memories become precious gifts
That live on forever and ever.

Yes, memories are precious moments,
And I have quite a few,
The memories I treasure the most
Are those I made with you.

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An beautiful poem, brother John. Without our memory, what'd we do...

There's perfection in reflection
A glorious comeback
Where everything is beautiful
In memories of the past.

I just hope my memory doesn't fade, sister Beryl. It would be like living in a wilderness of confusion.

  • Laurie Munro by Laurie Munro
  • 4 months ago

My mom has dementia and is in a nursing home. I have been calling her every day since the coronavirus shut down visits. Because of her dementia, sometimes conversation can be hard. I have been reading her poems off of this website daily. She enjoys them greatly and is now asking for her poem every day. Thank you so much for bringing joy to an old woman in a nursing home!

Hi Laurie, so sorry to hear your mum has dementia. It's so sad to see a loved one suffer this way. If poetry gives her joy, carry on reading, and give her my love, Laurie.

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