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All I Can Do

As fear fills empty eyes
a frown contorts your face.
For it’s hard to believe
you forgot your own name.
Yet as you shrink inside
all I can do is weep.

Your identity’s gone
only a shell remains.
And stripped of dignity
you struggle with your shame.
Yet in spite of your pain
all I can do is weep.

You’re lost within a maze
and can’t find your way out.
For confusion stalks you,
stealing your hopes and dreams.
Yet though I’m losing you
all I can do is weep.

Dwindling into fragments
you die a bit each day.
And your hours are endured
silently in despair.
Yet cause it’s Alzheimer’s
all I can do is weep.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/8/2018 10:14:00 AM
Emile, love all the compassion and the exquisite form. The repetition of the "yet..." followed by the last last of every stanza "all I can do is weep". A most definite FAVE and a WOW.
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Date: 3/8/2018 11:04:00 AM
Thanks Line, I appreciate both your comments and your support. Emile.
Date: 3/29/2015 9:21:00 AM
Masterful and sensitive write, Emile. The reader feels the moment of despair. Well deserved 7. Hugs! Kim
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Date: 3/29/2015 12:39:00 PM
Thanks again Kim, I'm in your debt. Emile.
Date: 3/29/2015 7:57:00 AM
such a powerful & heart felt piece here
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Date: 3/29/2015 9:13:00 AM
Thanks Jack, I appreciate it. Emile.
Date: 3/29/2015 2:53:00 AM
Very authentic write. I respect!!
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Date: 3/29/2015 9:13:00 AM
Thanks Njeri, I appreciate your continued support. Emile.
Date: 3/29/2015 12:07:00 AM
A rare comfort is just knowing someone else understands the devastation and tragedy going on in our family because of this horrible disease! Thanks for your write, Emile!!
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Date: 3/29/2015 9:12:00 AM
Thanks Lyric Man, your input is appreciated. Emile.
Date: 3/28/2015 1:12:00 PM
Emile, your poem truly captures the cruel reality of Alzheimer's disease, so well written, a perfect 7 and thanks for visiting my poem, entwined . . .
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Date: 3/28/2015 3:13:00 PM
Thanks so much, your visits are always welcome. Emile.
Date: 3/28/2015 12:03:00 PM
Very nicely written.
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Date: 3/28/2015 12:11:00 PM
Thank you, I appreciate it. Emile.
Date: 3/28/2015 10:33:00 AM
The disease is such a tragedy and it drags many families and loved one's down a horrific journey to an unfortunate end. A very well crafted piece on a hard subject...Tim
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Date: 3/28/2015 11:17:00 AM
Thanks Tim, I appreciate the support. Emile.