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Some verse I wrote when mum passed with dementia

Tattooed Mark

Registered User
Sep 19, 2020
24
This Time Last

This time last year...
We sat and watched our favourite things,
You laughed a little, ate and drank
And the comfort in what they bring.

This time last month...
I saw you struggle that little but more,
Your words were less but yes I knew
I needed to help you more.

This time last week...
You lay so weak I could not see,
The days ahead that took their toll
Yet still you fought to be with me.

This time last night...
You could not speak to show your pain,

I never left your side, dear mum
My love for you will always remain.

M A HOGAN
 

intheloop

Registered User
Jun 9, 2019
13
This Time Last

This time last year...
We sat and watched our favourite things,
You laughed a little, ate and drank
And the comfort in what they bring.

This time last month...
I saw you struggle that little but more,
Your words were less but yes I knew
I needed to help you more.

This time last week...
You lay so weak I could not see,
The days ahead that took their toll
Yet still you fought to be with me.

This time last night...
You could not speak to show your pain,

I never left your side, dear mum
My love for you will always remain.

M A HOGAN


I thought this was lovely.
It made me cry because it reminded me of what I went through nursing my wonderful Mum.
It is nice to know we are not alone in our grief.
 

Tattooed Mark

Registered User
Sep 19, 2020
24
Thank you so much! I wrote it the day after mum passed,the words just flowed out through tears,the utter loss and looking back a year and the gradual stages of decline.I could not read it at the funeral,I didn't want to break down doing so but even the minister had to stumble a bit.I hope it helps others,I had no preparation at all for how I would cope emotionally once she had passed,I just couldn't accept the decline,I thought I could get her better again at home,like so many of us do. This forum has made me realize how connected we all are in our grief.