Throughout my life he’s been like a father to me and I love him dearly so at times his Alzheimer’s is very hard for me to handle. If you know me well or have been a fan of my blog for a while you’ll know that when things get too hard for me to handle I retreat into myself and write poetry.
Here’s a poem I wrote about my Granddad and his Alzheimer’s.
I hope you enjoy it.
I Think I Forgot.
Time has altered your face a lot
You’re older than I had forgot
Memory no longer serves me right
And I run off now into the night
Running away but I’m not sure why
Is that the sun shining in the night’s sky?
What’s going on where am I please
Begging you now I’m on my knees
Help me to remember what I forgot
I think I’ve forgotten quite a lot
I don’t know who you are any more
Your face I know I’ve seen it before
It’s not until you tell me you’re my wife
That I begin to remember this life.