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Vanilla Kisses For My Princess, Rosy Ones For My Lady

It was a frozen winter made for cardigans and hot toddies she my mother, my first teacher, was feeling sad about what she couldn't say for she could not recall I sat by her bedside and flipped through the old album and while she nodded she silently, cried ... " Tears are like the quiet drift Of petals from some magic rose And grief yet flows from the rift Of unremembered skies and snows" "Was he my husband?" she asked me with a vacant stare I quietly gave my consent then placed a hand on her frail shoulder "can we go get some ice cream?" she asked a grown child with a smile that I could not efface The sun went down and as we sat in the cafeteria round we ate vanilla ice cream from plastic cups and watched the sun go down on the wintry hedge "Vanilla kisses for my Princess, Rosy ones for my Lady" That was what dad used to say to us each day but tonight, she couldn't recall a thing that he would say. May 7, 2021

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Date: 5/18/2021 2:38:00 PM
I have a huge lump in my throat Vie, mum has memory issues and i see her deteriorating:-( many congrats on your win:-) hug jan xx
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Date: 5/14/2021 1:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. What a wonderful story/write. I have had this with a number of friends. So very sad but true. Have a blessed day/weekend............
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Date: 5/14/2021 5:48:00 AM
So sad when the mind of our loved ones slowly fade away, A poignant write Vie, Congrats on your win
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Date: 5/13/2021 6:46:00 PM
It is so heartbreaking when a loved one loses their memories. Your beautiful free verse tugs at the heartstrings Vie. A really exceptional piece. Congratulations on your deserving First Place win! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/13/2021 6:37:00 AM
This one really tugs at my heart, Rose, my mother is reaching the point where she is having a hard time remembering things from the past. Congrats on your win for this beautifully sad verse. Hugs, John
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Date: 5/13/2021 8:18:00 AM
Sorry to hear John, so many are suffering from this terrible disease. I used to volunteer at the center and I saw them as young as 40, sorry to hear about your mom, Much love and prayers.
Date: 5/8/2021 5:13:00 AM
What a loving, touching story you wrote my friend! Unremembered skies and snows--quite an apt line for your brilliant depiction.
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Date: 5/13/2021 8:20:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, Its a touchy subject and one that is close to the heart of many. Grateful for all my marbles lol, although some days I wonder ? Keep well :)
Date: 5/8/2021 12:53:00 AM
Alas I know what dementia is. My wife had it. Now my sister is showing fist signs. A terrible illness. And still no cure. Lovely poem, Expresses emotions so well.
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Date: 5/13/2021 8:19:00 AM
Dear Victor, it is sad to live aside someone who does not recall you, or the love you once shared. I will pray for your sister, and I am sure Lily is watching over you every day. :)
Date: 5/7/2021 5:30:00 PM
These sentimental poems are killing me. Very moving Rose. My mom had it too. It is emotionally devastating to see someone go through it. Have a Happy Mother's Day and God Bless..
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Date: 5/13/2021 8:18:00 AM
Yes indeed its sad when we are not recognized anymore through the eyes of the ones that loved us most. Thank you for reading Daniel, God bless you and yours.