A mere shadow of her former, vibrant self Her mind clouded with confusion Allowing precious few moments of clarity From this terrible affliction's intrusion A voice that once rang with melodious refrain Like a cascade of sweet wind chimes Has all but gone with the ravages of disease But she cannot remember those times Her world diminishes with each passing day Alzheimer's destroying her once fertile mind Stripping her of pride and dignity And a peace she can no longer find Loved ones helplessly watching her decline Giving sanction to the stranger she's become Filling her surroundings and her remaining days With treasured mementoes and a little piece of home Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© May 26, 2007 All Rights Reserved



Music ~ "Does Jesus Care?"
Mary's Gospel Midi Heaven
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