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Mam fought until the end....

Discussion in 'After dementia — dealing with loss' started by Garethjthomas, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Garethjthomas

    Garethjthomas Registered User

    Jan 18, 2016
    5
    My Mam's been taken by this dreadful disease
    But what a relief, she is now at ease.
    Mam suffered in silence as her world fell apart
    Yet all through this time Mam kept her kind heart.

    Dementia is a horrid disease that has no pride
    for hours and hours, endless tears we've cried.
    Mam wouldn't have wanted to leave in this way
    But the end it came and Mam had no say .

    For months on end Mam struggled to think
    As Dementia took hold and her memory did shrink.
    The conversations with her got less and less
    Then Mam would go into deep distress.

    We tried to chat and understand her past
    But sometimes she'd change and us she would lambaste.
    Mam didn't mean to shout she never before
    Then for once in my life I am sure she swore.

    That wasn't Mam, it was this dreaded condition
    Her brain you know was in such transition.
    But now Mam's looking down like a great shining light
    She fought and fought but lost the big fight..

    We will meet again I am sure we will
    You're at peace now there's no more being ill.
    Keep us some seats at one big table
    And keep us in check as only you were able..
     
  2. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,051
    Yorkshire
    Hello Garethjthomas
    so sorry to read of your mam's death
    your poem is a fitting memorial to her

    welcome to TP at this sad time for you
     
  3. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,217
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP Gareth :)
    I'm so sorry about your mam.
     
  4. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,520
    Ireland
    Condolences on the loss of your mum. Lovely poem, a fitting tribute.
     
  5. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    You have summed everything up so movingly and eloquently xxx
     
  6. Garethjthomas

    Garethjthomas Registered User

    Jan 18, 2016
    5
    Thanks


    Thanks for your comments x
     
  7. Garethjthomas

    Garethjthomas Registered User

    Jan 18, 2016
    5
    Thanks

    Thanks for your kind words
     
  8. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Well written, Gareth and many condolences on your loss.
     
  9. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,976
    Suffolk
    Beautiful poem, Gareth, and I'm very sorry for your loss.
     

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