Lost Mum.


I walked our daughter to her car,

She had been with her Mum,

While I had to go out.

As we reached her car

I said “How did you find your Mum?”

She replied with the saddest of words

“I am finding it hard to accept,

That the Mum I knew,

Is no longer there”

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 22nd, 2017 01:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: My wonderful wife is suffering from dementia and it really hit our daughter how bad she was a couple days ago.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 53
  • User favorite of this poem: P.H.Rose.
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  • orchidee

    Sensitive write. Maybe we don't notice the contrast so much, if 'close-up' and seeing it every day. Not that we don't see the contrast at all - because we do see it.
    But it may seem sharper to someone who does not see a person or situation every day.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, I too notice the change and it is happening almost daily so I agree for our daughter who only sees her once or twice a week it is quite devastating.

    • Michael Edwards

      I really feel for you - my father suffered from this and It wasn't until quite late in its development that we realised the strain it put on my mother. Your poem captures the despair of this awful problem.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Michael, it is not easy but I will cope.

      • Frank Prem

        Very grim GF. I wish strength to you and yours.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Frank, most kind.

        • P.H.Rose

          GF60 this is for me
          By far your best
          Not so long but
          Filled with emotion
          I absolutely love it..
          Another fav of mine..

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you PH, much appreciated.

            • P.H.Rose

              My absolute pleasure

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks fro CARING & SHARING ANDY. Dementia is very hard on the KIDS and we have some people in CHURCH whose MUMS (and in some cases DADS) have retreated into "A WORLD OF THEIR OWN" and no longer know them A poem like this makes me appreciated my MUM & DAD even more ~ AMEN ~ BRIAN

              • Goldfinch60

                Thanks Brian, much appreciated.

              • FredPeyer

                You captured in a few words the whole sadness, despair, and pain dementia in a loved one will cause.
                Thank you for sharing.

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