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#203609 - 02/05/08 03:50 AM Linda
froggy12 Offline

Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 527
Loc: Marlboro, MA 01752

She came out of the hospital room with her head down
And when she stood before us,
It took only a moment
The smile of recognition burst through her fog
And she grabbed and hugged me, nothing said
Then to her husband.
She leaned into him, arms grasping his shoulders
A sigh.

We sat at the table and looked at each other
She gave new meaning to lost in thought
Her dementia worsened by the week.

Her husband wiped his eyes
He didnít want to cry in front of me
But his sorrow was true
This never before emotional man let his tears fall.

I wonder if this will be my fate
And if so, who will cry for me?

Then another wanderer in the fog
Came down the hall to where we sat
And asked if we were waiting for a cab.
We said no.


#203633 - 02/05/08 09:11 AM Re: Linda [Re: froggy12]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I don't think any of us are really ready for such experiences. They remind us too much of our mortality and the fact that anything can happen to us at any time. And if such a thing does happen, who will mourn for us? Rough stuff, that's for sure.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#204454 - 02/10/08 03:01 AM Re: Linda [Re: roadrunner]
John Ireland Offline

Registered: 11/12/02
Posts: 155
Loc: Chicago
having been in griefland multiple times & being left an adult orphan within 5 weeks at age 38 in fateFULL fall 1998, i KNOW the energy you share from YOUr searhing heart... YOUr gentle heart's words here inspire tears... thank you... & you'll NEVER walk alone gg dude :):):)

always dream~~~dare~~~dive, john :):):)


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