A Stranger in Love
This Poem is from the point of view of a loving wife living with alzheimers. A passionate and pure soul, lost in unfamiliar surroundings during the loneliest time of her life.
A Stranger in Love
My memories are beyond my grasp.
I cannot reach what is out so far.
The pain I feel in my lonely Soul
Will not heal and will not leave a scar.
I shout at you, kick you and call you names.
My frustration makes me attack
and although you leave me for a short lonely time
for some reason you always come back.
You must think I'm so cold and heartless,
While I sit here watching you cry.
You feel sad that I don't remember you,
yet all I wonder is why
Who is this person? I keep asking myself,
so kind and friendly and sweet.
You fluff my pillows and wash my hair
but I love when you massage my feet.
I am confused by the way you look in my eyes.
Like a stranger in love at first sight
I can't understand why you're here all the time.
Why you stay here all day and all night
Some things you've said are familiar
like the day we saw our daughter crawl,
or the ring you placed on my finger,
or that kiss in the water fall.
It is strange that I feel I can trust you.
How I enjoy you holding my hand,
yet I pull away, angry and scared
as these feelings I don't understand.
Why do I like this strangers' arms,
wrapped around me and keeping me warm?
I feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be,
like my soul is somehow reborn.
The sound of your beating heart in my ear
makes me smile while you cradle my palm.
I suddenly feel safe and smothered with love
and it's strange how you make me feel calm
Why do I feel like I'm falling in love,
with this stranger I do not know?
Who is this Angel sent from the heavens?
Who I hope will never go.
All of a sudden you sing me a song,
that reminds me of who you are.
In a flash I am flooded with memories of joy.
You're my best friend, my lover, my star.
As I fall to sleep with a smile on my face
I gently call your name.
This Angel is not a stranger at all
and I'm in love all over again.
I'm surrounded by love as I fall to sleep
in the arms of my one true love
My dreams are full of happiness and joy
and I'm thanking the heavens above.
I wake in the morning feeling fresh and restored
as I open my eyes up wide
I search for a memory as I'm lonely and lost
with a stranger sat by my side.
Copyright © Matthew Robinson | Year Posted 2021
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