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Below is the poem entitled MOONLIT NIGHT WITH MY LOVE which was written by poet Sena Slaughter. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The moon was bright as ever, I took my husband’s hand, I led him to the park, and we
stopped to play in the sand.

Long his memory faded, like a child was he, I watched as in wonder, he stopped and laughed
at me.

I took his hand once more and took him on our way, but he began to shout, he wanted to
stay and play.

I told him that I loved him; he said he loved me too, and in that tiny moment, I felt him
shining through. 

Once again it faded, and once again gone, I took his hand, my husband, and led him back home.

The Alzheimer’s he experienced was eating at his mind, but nothing in this world, could
force me to resign.

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  1. Date: 2/14/2010 1:41:00 PM
    Sena this is a very heartening write, my Grandfather had Alzhiemer's towards the end of his life. It was a sad turn of events for our family. I know that it is true love and devotion your father shares with his wife. I thank you for sharing such a moving read God Bless, always, Adell

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 10:32:00 AM
    For any who read this poem, I do want to clarify that my husband in real life does not suffer from Alzheimer's disease, however, my stepmother does, and I see the devotion my father puts into her care. Therefore, it led me to thoughts on how I would feel if my beloved partner in life ever got this dreaded disease and this poem was born! Regards, Sena

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 9:47:00 AM
    Sena, I got your message. Thank you for letting me know that fact. It is still a very compassionate observation from your part. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 2:36:00 AM
    Heart-wrenchingly sad and beautiful. God bless both of you. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Super poem Sena, and oh so sad > thank you for sharing this with the Soup >> James

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 3:40:00 PM
    Heartwarming write and dedication to your husband and especially to your love. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 9:28:00 AM
    Beautiful poem for your husband! - edward

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 9:34:00 AM
    Wow you can feel the emotion and heart put into that. beautiful

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 9:07:00 PM
    A tender and poignant poem, Sena. Welcome to the club from newbie to another! andrea

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 3:36:00 PM
    It's a very hard illness. It takes some so young. There is some meds now that help to slow the progression thank God for them. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara