The Battle Of Alzcheimers

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This poem was written over a year and a half ago. It's about my grandfather who was suffering from Alzheimers and it shows both points of view. Mine and as well his.

Submitted: April 19, 2014

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It was a trying time to take him away 

I do not want to go anywhere but want to stay 

Who is this person peering and pulling me back in the mirror 

with this old face and wrinkled hand 

I don’t know who it is, I cannot understand 

I felt weak and weary when I entered his new room 

No turning back now it was time to say goodbye soon 

Where am I, it’s cold in here what is this place 

I feel afraid and lost in another day 

I placed the precious pictures of us on the table 

Hoping that he will recognize me when he is capable 

What is that horrible scream

I feel confused and hope this is not what it seems 

Can’t I just take him back home 

I could take care of him and he will never be alone 

Who is this beautiful girl in my room 

I hope she stays because this place feels like a tomb 

If I hang more pictures would he have any recall

I just want him to remember me, that’s all 

Lying in bed, cold, afraid, where am I 

Where is my daughter, I feel weak and want to cry 

It breaks my heart to see him this way 

but I really want to end his pain

This long good bye breaks my heart 

Tomorrow Granddad you will hopefully have a new start. 


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