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Alzheimers - Love Without Hope

She sits alone with her distant stare
He visits daily but she is unaware.
No future hopes to speak thereof
Yet still husband, wife, and deep true love. 

Love Without Hope Contest
Sponsor Sara Kendrick

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 4/17/2016 10:10:00 AM
ALZ, is a terrible affliction. Losing golden memories, know knowing loved ones as one is about to pass on. I've been studying this black plague. So close to home it is for me.. Fav'ing your fine poem! A7
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/17/2016 1:15:00 PM
I'm always so concerned that this disease will claim me. It runs n the family and it is a petrifying feeling. I hope all is well take care Robert.
Date: 4/7/2016 3:28:00 PM
Thanxs Mark for the reply... ; - )... pd
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/7/2016 6:39:00 PM
Heading into autumn here and it's been so busy thru the summer months. I do apologise profusely for my slackness in replying. I've had this week off following my daughter at a sporting event so hopefully I've caught up with most. Fingers eyes and toes crossed . : )
Date: 4/6/2016 11:27:00 PM
Mark, Congrats on your "Love Without Hope" win ... LINDA
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/7/2016 2:41:00 PM
Thank you PD.
Date: 4/5/2016 12:21:00 PM
How honestly truthful, Mark! Congrats on your great placement!
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/7/2016 2:44:00 PM
Gudday Balveen. Thank you I was just lucky to have a story to inspire me. : )
Date: 4/3/2016 2:47:00 PM
Very touching & honors those who love like this
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/7/2016 3:17:00 PM
Hi Shirley this type of love is beautiful.
Date: 4/2/2016 10:21:00 PM
This is heartbreaking Mark. So beautifully written! Congratulations on your top win! #7 ;)
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/7/2016 2:48:00 PM
Thankyou Connie. I can still remember that stare from my grandmother. It's a subject I have some familiarity with.
Date: 4/2/2016 7:12:00 AM
Very lovely words x
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 5:03:00 PM
Cheers Wendy. : )
Date: 4/2/2016 4:40:00 AM
Just perfect for the contest. A love that remains even though memory fails, sorrowful and beautiful at the same time. Congratulations!
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 5:02:00 PM
Thank you Dineen. That love you speak of is an inspiration.
Date: 4/2/2016 4:40:00 AM
Forgot the 7...
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Date: 4/2/2016 1:08:00 AM
A sad reality for many ... I've never encountered it myself, but my best friend had a grandparent that suffered through this. Not only with the forgetful memory, but she also reverted back to a more childlike state, unaware of how old she was. Congrats on your winning poem!
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 3:14:00 AM
Thank you Timothy. No its not nice and hopefully one day the medical profession find a way to beat it.
Date: 4/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Congrats on great win with this lovely write Mark..
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 3:19:00 AM
Cheers Doc : )
Date: 4/1/2016 7:41:00 PM
yours is brilliant. Congrats on this well deserved win
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 3:11:00 AM
Some stories can be immense without saying a lot. This somehow fell together favourably
Date: 4/1/2016 5:23:00 PM
Loving words and great win. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 3:09:00 AM
Thank you Joyce.
Date: 4/1/2016 5:04:00 PM
such a moving poem Mark congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/2/2016 4:43:00 AM
My mum has memory issues caused by a fall in 2009 but there is a dementia unit in the care home she is in - I hope and pray I NEVER have to walk through those doors to see her:-( hugs Jan xx
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 3:08:00 AM
Rods comment above is quite moving and unfortunately for some this an all to personal journey.
Date: 4/1/2016 11:49:00 AM
Congratulations Mark...
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/2/2016 3:06:00 AM
Cheers Charlie
Date: 4/1/2016 10:07:00 AM
terrible illness , cruel beyond the pail , great take on the theme well done :-)
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/1/2016 11:36:00 AM
I've thought about this often and I would just about prefer to die from anything else but Alzheimers. I wouldn't want my family to suffer, because they are the ones that it affects the most.
Date: 4/1/2016 9:59:00 AM
Very moving. Congratulations for the win...
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/1/2016 11:38:00 AM
Thank you Probir. : )
Date: 4/1/2016 7:55:00 AM
Your poem was awesome, creative and unique. You did a wonderful job with the topic “Love Without Hope” ..Congratulations on your placement..Sara..Alzheimer's Disease steals away memories for so many people..It is hard for the family to watch their love one decline both mentally and physically.
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/1/2016 11:23:00 AM
Thankyou Sara for hosting this competition and for the placement. I've had first hand experience of this horrible disease, watching my grandmother decline. The Alzheimer's charity, is one I put my hand into my pocket for, very quickly.
Date: 4/1/2016 7:45:00 AM
This is so brilliant Mark! Truly a great work! Congratulations! I hope I'll furthermore see beautiful works like this! :) -HANS
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/1/2016 11:27:00 AM
Cheers Hansteven. They come and go, and I hope I can pen some more good ones.