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Lost for Words – Decline into Dementia

Poetry of the emotion felt when seeing a loved one decline into dementia. Last chance to take advantage of the Free Kindle download – available until midnight on Saturday.  Lost for Words: Decline into Dementia https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LP0ENB6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Ty9pzbM2ZCB63 Link: http://a.co/9orFF4A Advertisements

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Sequencing

Old age came calling for me one day, Unexpectedly. I felt the pain in his voice, And the ache of my longing For the time before, Old age came to call. The person I had become, The face I saw … Continue reading

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Lost for Words (2)

2.   Greeting Card I handed her the pen, she who had once taught me to write. It’s point hovered over the page, hesitating to make contact with the surface. Focusing hard, she starts to craft her name. A seismic line … Continue reading

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Lost for Words

Visiting Mum in the care home Here to sit and wait for the words of loss and emptiness. For a stuttering conversation, returning to the same point of departure. A bitter calmness and no resolve or energy to make it … Continue reading

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Lost for Words

Decline into Dementia The increasing impact of dementia robbed my mother of much of her personality, stole her ability to properly communicate and so cheated me out of information about my childhood and a fuller understanding of my family history. … Continue reading

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Breaking News

Breaking News It’s breaking news And I am here to report on the unfolding story. Full of human interest It could be a crisis faced by any one of us. A roller coaster of emotion To be brutal, it’s a … Continue reading

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Lost for Words – decline into dementia

I have been writing several poems about the cruel impact of dementia. Soon to publish more. I would be interested in your feedback. Now you are old (after W B Yeats) Now you are old and grey and full of … Continue reading

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