How are you today?

I brought your favourite flowers

Lillie’s you’d always say


Why are you talking about the past?

That’s so far gone

Just speak of now


Why are you repeating the same things?

We’ve heard that story time and time again

You don’t seem to make sense

It’s like you’ve changed


Look at my face

Into my eyes

You look so distracted

You seem so afar


Have you taken your medicine today?

Otherwise you’ll do dangerous things that could cause you harm

Try not to leave the house again

At least tell me before


Do you still recognise me?

You no longer say my name

Promise you haven’t forgotten me

Say you’ll always stay


Open your eyes

Please wake up

Say my name again

Don’t leave me this way


I miss you

Don’t forget me up there











  • Author: ShannonXx (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 21st, 2017 12:09
  • Comment from author about the poem: This isn't from personal experience, just a poem I wrote.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 26
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  • Michael Edwards

    What a beautiful piece. Is it my imagination - is there a greater appreciation of family these days? It's certainly so if this site is anything to go by.

  • FredPeyer

    Thank you Shannon for a very tender and moving poem. You touched on something that affects many people with a loved one with dementia. Unfortunately it happens more and more.

    • ShannonXx

      It is a horrible disease that does affect so many! And thank you

    • malubotelho

      Yes, this is so beautiful. I could never get to know any one of my grandparents. I miss them just by hearing the family stories. Thanks for writing this. So touching

      • ShannonXx

        Thank you! And that's really sad you weren't able to get to know them

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