Sickness Poem

Becoming A Carer To Spouse

This poem is written out of sympathy for several of my friends who are caring for their husbands who now have dementia.

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When I Made My Vow

Ann D. Stevenson © more by Ann D. Stevenson

Published by Family Friend Poems June 7, 2024 with permission of the Author.

'For better for worse'
I did not know
what worse was going to be,
that I would lose
my own identity.

He too is lost
in muddled mists
of time and mind.

Oh, that the fog would clear
so he could see
the lover that I used to be
I became the carer.



Ann D. Stevenson only began writing after she retired, when she joined a Writing for Well-Being course. It was during a difficult time, as her husband had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She found writing very therapeutic, more especially poetry. It was a real boost to her morale when Family Friend Poems began publishing her...

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