(908) Alzheimer’s The Beast - Poem by Melvina Germain
Alzheimer’s the beast
We married and loved each other oh so much,
always wanting to kiss and touch.
Many happy times we shared together,
walking hand in hand in all kinds of weather.
We brought three children into this world.
Nourished them, loved them, two boys and a girl.
Watched them grow into beautiful strong adults.
Proud we stood, we helped with their results.
Our children moved on, leaving our happy home.
Married and had children of their own.
Grandchildren came to visit, oh what a pleasure.
Moments my wife and I will always treasure.
Many things changed throughout the years,
my wife began to shed many tears.
Our happy moments turned to moments of fear.
We had no idea what we were about to hear.
After visiting our family Doctor, not knowing
what he would say.
I thought I would surely die that saddened day.
He opened his mouth and began to speak,
I wanted to run and cry in the streets.
My poor wife, my poor beautiful wife.
will slowly leave our happy life.
The diagnosis was harsh but sure.
Alzheimer’s crept into our door.
My wife’s memory was failing fast.
She no longer remembered any of our past.
My worst fear came when she asked my name..
My heart dropped as if from a mountain top.
Crushed to say the least, looking into the face
of Alzheimer’s the beast.
I visited her daily, my friends asked why.
She doesn’t know you, just say goodbye.
I replied without hesitation, you’re right,
She doesn’t know me, but I know her.
There’s definitely no mystery,
Together my wife and I have a history.
Written by: Oct.26/2006
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