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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Poetry Jam Mirrors...

Dad stood in the mirror
With Alzheimer's in his head
He smiled, tipped his hat
"See that old man," he said.

Dad stood in the mirror
I stood with him hiding tears
Trying to share his world
As I had throughout the years.

Dad stood in the mirror
Where time moves too fast
Oh, Dad, how I loved you
From the beginning to the last.

For Poetry Jam

25 comments:

Victoria said...

Hard truth, well told. I really feel the love in this poem.

Brian Miller said...

losing a father. so hard. any parent actually. heart felt piece. and time, it does go so very fast.

TexWisGirl said...

i really liked the opening stanza, especially.

Weekend-Windup said...

Touching words. Missing a father is a very bad one.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Very poignant poem. I don't think there are many things we fear more.
Lynne x

Buttons said...

Oh Gail this is beautiful and I do understand this. I love the image in my head. Hug B

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I could feel your love for him. It's such a sad disease

Sandra said...

very good, and it tells a true story...
i can only come up with silly.
mirror mirror on the wall,,please don't let the wave on my head fall...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Your poem is so beautiful - it's pulling on my heartstrings.

Lynne said...

Loved this with tears . . .

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is so sad and powerful.

DFW said...

Very touching Gail.

Linda Wildenstein said...

This piece is truly one of your best. The emotion is so raw. Congratulations on a beautiful poem and I am sorry for your loss. Oma Linda

Michaele said...

Oh my. This is excellent and really strikes a chord with me.

Sandee said...

Very well said.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Sandy said...

Gail,

Beautiful poem.

The strong love a daughter has for her father. Dealing with your father's memory lose was very hard.
You stood strong, and allowed him to go off in his world.

Kalpana Solsi said...

Dad stood in the mirror.
this opening line repeated gives a strong desired effect. Alzheimer's disease is very painful.

Ginny said...

Gail, did YOU write this poem???? It amazing, I LOVE it. It really needs to be published. It really has me crying now, but I believe really good poems make you strongly feel something. I saw my Grandmother through Alzheimers, it was awful, No words can describe it. So your dad has it? I am so sorry...

Kathryn said...

Having lost my own father (but to cancer) this one got me. So hard losing those we love and watching them go.

LindaG said...

*hugs*

What a beautiful mirror frame.

Saucy Kodz said...

I have stood in that mirror with my Aunti - I understand. Feelings most raw and deep. Well written Gail.

Laurel's Quill said...

sweet:)

alan1704 said...

Beautiful and from the heart. Perfectly done.

DesertHen said...

Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes!

Sue said...

This one is absolutely beautiful.

=)

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