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Read Poems by Francine Roberts

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Just Be Kind

Your face is not familiar
but please. just be kind.
I know that I should know you
but there's a problem with my mind.

I see the photos you brought me.
pictures of me and you
and so I believe you when you say
you're someone that I knew.

But those are pictures, not memories.
You're still a stranger to me. 
I have these memory lapses.
I wish that you could see.

I would love to hug and greet you
like the old friend you must be.
When I see the hope in your eyes, 
it really saddens me.

My world gets smaller every day
as less and less remains.
Please don't look so sad.
I didn't mean to cause you pain.

I love the photos that you brought, 
I love the stories you tell.
But my memories have all but gone
and I'm in this living hell.

Your face is not familiar
so please, just be kind.
I know that I should know you
but there's a problem with my mind.

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 6/6/2017 11:30:00 PM

    Well written Francine, brought back memories of my Grandmother in her last couple years... thanks for sharing this..
  1. Date: 6/6/2017 4:40:00 PM

    It has been awhile since I last read any of your submissions. This one has all the quality I can expect from a skilled writer such as yourself. Big hugs from the United States as well.
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 1:53:00 PM

    HI Francine , I cried. thank you for writing this poem , beautiful to the core :))) big , big hugs from Ireland going your way,,