Twice Taken.

Why was she taken from me?

Our love was so strong

Nothing will ever break it,

But she was taken,

Taken twice.


That first time where her mind,

Her mind was given dementia,

So she could not remember

Or do things for herself.

My love was so strong

I did it all for her,

Did it all with love.

The love that has never failed

For that wonderful lady,

That wonderful lady in my life,

That wonderful lady who was my wife.


That second time she was taken

Was a release for us both.

As her Spirit left her body

She smiled down on me,

I watched her Spirit,

And I smiled at her

Knowing that a new normality

Had become her way of life.

She was back as herself,

That wonderful woman

Who I love so much,

Not that dementia riddled paraphrase,

Paraphrase of herself.


She was there,

There waiting for me

And I will be with her soon

As life on earth is so short,

Only a blink of an eye.

So I will be with her

As we travel together,

Our Spirit and our hearts

As one,

Travelling the highway of immortality.



  • orchidee

    A sensitive write Gold.
    Yet in one sense - life is very long, centuries long. Why, we was both there in 1066. Just call us (you and I) Methuselah!
    There's eternity to spend with my singing - arrggghhh! I will say then: 'I'm better now!' lol.

  • L. B. Mek

    moving, in its raw intimacy and bravery
    how lucky you are, to have your Joyce waiting - giving, you the perfect excuse to squeeze every last ounce out of life: imagining her delight, when you share your new stories whilst traversing that afterlife, once more and eternally: side by side

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank You LB for your wonderful words, much appreciated.



      BRIAN here ~ Good FRIDAY Uncle Andy ~ This oft recurring Precious theme assures us Younger Members of four important things in LOVE & LIFE !
      1. To truly love *The LOVE of our LIFE*
      2. For that Love to continue through adversity
      3. Death doth Hide but not Divide
      4. Assurance of Reunion in the Spirit Dimension
      Comfort one-another with these Words ~ AMEN

      DV Angela & I expect to have another 50 years together (to 2070) and Children & Grandchildren (like You & Joyce) but Your Poem(s) assures US that Our Love too is ERTERNAL.

      Thanks for showcasing ELVIS who transformed Ballad Singing with HIS note perfect 2.5 octave range and a legacy of 850 perfect recordings ! Oft imitated but NEVER bettered ! This is one of our FAVES ~ PERFECTION & a fitting accolade to your Live & Love & Separation with Your Beloved JOYCE ~ An inspiration ~ Absent in the Body ~ but ever present in your Heart ~ AMEN !

      Blessings & Peace & Love to You & Yours
      Angela & Brian & Smokey 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you A and B, yes Joyce is forever with me, may your life together be as loving as mine ahd Joyce was.


      • dusk arising

        You are learning about love in al it's reality as you experience it and live it. Learning in a way which is only open to you and we your readers cannot take that learning journey with you. But we are learning from you in ways unexpected, unexperienced that love is perhaps the strongest force known - or partially known - to mankind.

        Your path is yours alone. Your goal we know of. And I think collectively we will you on with strength and goodwill.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you d a, that love is so strong within me and I know it will go on forever.


        • Fay Slimm.

          A read of such moving love will every lift hearts who themselves wish to find it - and also those who understand that love once found can never die.......... a beautiful number from Elvis too - thank you for sharing with us here Andy.

          • Goldfinch60

            Than k you Fay your kind words are much appreciated.


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