Such a Sadness.

Such a sadness in my life,

Together for so many years,

Our love growing stronger each day.

Then it struck,

Struck out of the blue.

She was smitten,

My love was smitten with it,

With that damned awful dementia.

Each day it got worse

Until that day it happened,

That day when she disappeared,

My beautiful loving wife disappeared,

Disappeared into her own mind.

The occasional glimpse into our world

No longer there,

My lover has gone.

My love for her will never fail

As I vowed,

Vowed in sickness and in health,

That vow is so strong,

I will be with her forever,

Never betray her.

But I do wish

That she was still here,

Still here with me.