Missing You.

“I miss you” she said,

As I walked into the care home.

“I miss you as well” I said.

My  lover has missed me for a day,

But with me it is different,

For me it has been months,

Even years,

When my loved one became trapped,

Trapped in her own world.

She had gone,

Gone into that world of dementia,

A world I could not enter.

So yes I miss her,

Miss the lover that she once was,

She no longer exists.

So I often wonder

Where she is,

She is no longer within my world,

Not the woman that I married

So many years ago.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 6th, 2019 00:39
  • Comment from author about the poem: My wife is in a care home for a week for some respite care.
  • Category: Love
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  • orchidee

    A sensitive write Gold.
    A Christian 'faith-healer' even had his own couple of ailments, plus one of his daughters had deafness. Yet God worked through him to bring healings and miracles to many.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, but my Christian Faith is now non existent. All her life she has sung God's glory and this is what her Christianity has done to her.


      GOOD MORNING UNCLE ANDY : ANGELA HERE (8pm !) Just relaxing after Sailing in the BAY ! I miss BRIAN too : but I know when he comes in October to take me back HOME to Essex we will be together for Time & Eternity : AMEN ! We pray for You & Joyce that GOD will give you BOTH Peace & Joy in your hearts *For the Good Times* Your steadfast love & Support for JOYCE is always an inspiration and an encouragement to us : AMEN ! Love the MUSIC : Male Close Harmony is the highest expression of Choral Music !

      Love to you Both : Your GOOD FRIENDS
      ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Angela, I know we will be together in eternity.

      • Laura🌻


        Joyce’s dementia IS sad...especially for you to witness every single day 24/7! So painful for you! She is blessed having you to take care of her! Take advantage of this week to take care of yourself! You deserve all the R&R you can get!

        My love to Joyce and to you!


        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you so much Laura, you are most kind.


          • Laura🌻

            You’re most welcome!😊

          • moordykspot2

            A sad piece of verse my friend the truth as seen quite often is. For the casual observer my friend the spark is still there as can be seen in your eyes.Wonderful expressive things are eyes. A pleasure for me to see you both Take Care

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you moordy, yes the spark is still there an always will be

            • dusk arising

              Life brings many changes. The guy next door showed me a picture of his wife on their diamond wedding anniversary - "There's six stone there i never bleedin married" he said.

              • Goldfinch60

                That it does d a, we must learn how to live with them with grace and integrity.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Had a great day at Pershore Summer Brass yesterday.

                • Suresh

                  I'd like to believe that her mind is exploring the cosmos,

                  • Goldfinch60

                    It surely is and one day I will be joining her there and she can show me the way to eternity.

                  • Michael Edwards

                    I know you'll miss her but do enjoy the break - you deserve it.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Michael, most kind.

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