Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 6, 2019

THE LONELY UNCERTAIN JOURNEY INTO DEMENTIA ,~by Deirdre Okeeffe


 

 

THE LONELY UNCERTAIN
JOURNEY INTO DEMENTIA ,

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Walking aimlessly along the shore
Golden sand beneath her toes 
Mind cast adrift
A Life now full of troubles and woes ,

Her life as she knows it
is on a spiraling decent,
Not knowing which way to turn
Her energy totally spent ,

Dementia was just a word ,
She’d heard spoken
To her it was an unknown disease ,
Now her brain it has begun to seize ,

She worries and frets ,
Who can she turn to ,
There is so much to be sorted
Before she forgets ,

She feels a deep sense of loneliness ,
And she is really scared ,
So very isolated ,
Of the unknown future she is so afraid ,

Who will take care of her ,
A burden she doesn’t want to be ,
She is so terrified ,
Of losing her dignity ,

She feels despaired at the thought,
Of losing her beautiful memories ,
Each one so precious ,
Of her much loved friends and family

This disease has begun to
overwhelm her life ,
As it stealthy creeps in ,
Her heart is filled with immense grief ,

She embraces the beauty
Capturing the serenity of the sea ,
Wiping away her silent tears ,
Softly Sighs , knowing ,
What is to be , Will be ,

DEIRDRE O KEEFFE ©


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