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Remember US

There came a day, where I had to let go.
I didn't want to, for I loved him so.
He was older then me, though not by much.

It's been fifty years since we first met.
And I will never forget, I go to visit everyday.
Even though he doesn't remember  me.

He says it's quite nice of me. 
To come visit him all these days.
Because he doesn't even know my name.

One day as I was going through our files.
I came across a large manila envelope.
It was sealed, though it had my name.

As I opened it, memories came falling out.
Every card, love letter I ever sent to him.
As I went to visit him the next day.

I took the pictures hoping he might remember.  
I showed him a picture of us when we first met.
It was a picture of me with my arms wrapped 
around his neck.

As he pointed to the girl in the picture.
He said, Oh, I remember she loved me.
Though he did not remember it was me.

That's ok, I'll stay with him anyway. 

9/ 12/ 2012,,,,, I watched a six minute segment on the evening news about Alzheimer.   she really did say " I'll stay with him anyway, I say more power to her.    

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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Thank you Debbie for that wonderful write, At my age now I feel the memory is starting to get worse, so I can really relate to those words, Excellent poem, I enjoyed immensely

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 9:41:00 PM
    A very sad and difficult time watching someone with this disease. My father in law has had it for years and he is 95. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 6:33:00 PM
    A moving write Debbie, so many are suffering this way now it is very sad and very diffcult for the one watching and living with it. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 6:23:00 PM
    This is so well written and expresses so well the loss of someone who is still here. Very sad and hopeful at the same time. So many battle this disease

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:14:00 AM
    What an endearing and sad piece of writing. I'm reminded of The Notebook and how the guy told his woman, who had Alzheimers, all their little adventures, though she couldn't remember any of them. The last line moved me! Great narrative...

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:03:00 PM
    We must remember in September when leaves begin to fall. It is God's way to end our stay so we will hear him call. Peace be still our human will to let his grace reside. Our troubles we have here on earth our his to then decide. :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Touching and moving!

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Beautiful write Debbie,on such a sad topic. I have relatives who are and have gone through this terrible disease. enjoyed the read, Blessings

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:52:00 PM
    What's funny is that at this very second (at least on my screen) there is an add to click on that says, "These seven habits activate Alzheimer's in your brain--click here". I have to hope that writing and commenting on poetry forestalls the disease! Ads are a disease in and of themselves! Debbie--you are a welcome treasure on this site!

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:48:00 PM
    I am in awe how you can take inspiration from a news segment and turn it into such a kind piece. It is so important to take care of our loved ones. I recently saw the film "outsourced". The folks in India were surprised at how the main character was not interested to visit his parents very often. Many of us think this has to change.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Nice remembrance of the sweet past. Enjoyed a lot. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:55:00 AM
    If somebody who i love does not remember me i may go mad. This is a good poem. I will remember it for a long time

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:55:00 AM
    aah this piece is so lovely and heartfelt.. very enjoyed your beautiful write and sharing dearest sista Debbie :) wishing you a very happy weekend <3 much luv and lights <3 Sk

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Debbie a well written piece of work, my father -in -law has Alzheimer's and it is very sad to watch him in his own little world...David

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Debbie, your poem is the life many of us have to face. My father, and my family have to live with a the everyday thought... if my mother who has Alzheimer, remembers us... or my dad.. an interesting poem... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:00:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this and it reminded me of the movie '' Fifty First Dates''. It might be interesting to have each time your with someone for them to look at you with eyes that are seeing you for the first . Keep up the good work. Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Sad. I think of Ronald Reagan and other brilliant people. Such a waste. Good Stuff, Debbie. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 8:22:00 PM
    I like the delicate way you wrote of this disease...and how the loved one's care for them. I was always amazed at what my grandmother and father could remember...things before my time of memory.

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 5:25:00 AM
    A great movie to see is called "The Notebook" or the book by the same name by Nicolus Sparks(first name might not have the correct spelling)...Alzheimer's is a terrible disease as are all the other dementias..Sometimes it is not a very pleasant sight and some people who have it are pleasant to have around..There is a mental disease called Huntington's Disease which is one of the worst disease that causes brain destruction and it can hit even from 2 years old on up..Enjoyed reading this one..SK

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 10:49:00 PM
    this is so poignant. Bittersweet love. it happened to my stepdad. I love how you wrote of this disease and its affects in a beautiful way.