Alvie C. Hutton
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An Ode To Lucille, My Wife, The Joy Of My Life
The love of my life for more than sixty years
Is a victim of Alzheimer's with its mind-boggling fears.
It's like going the wrong way on a one-way street.
I wish and I pray, but there is no retreat.
I pray for her comfort and peace of mind,
The nurses provide this, and are ever so kind.
Although she can't use one arm and her legs,
She continues to shake my hand as she begs and begs.
And she continually says, "Let's go, let's go."
Just where to, I think I really know.
So I push her up and down the aisles
Where we meet our friends and exchange our...