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Strangers At The Door
by Annabel Sheila
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Dementia - a thief that stealthily creeps in and takes the mind....we all know someone who's been affected by this horrible disease...


 

There’s sadness in her empty eyes,
She rarely smiles these days.
Time means nothing to her now
As she slowly drifts away.
 
Like a thief in the dead of night
It stole most all she had.
Bits and pieces all that’s left
Of her mind so troubled and sad.
 
There was nothing we could do,
She slipped right through our hands.
She needed help we couldn't give,
And we prayed she’d understand!
 
We’re family, and we’ll stand by her
Cause that’s what families are for.
Yet every time we visit her now
We’re strangers at the door.
 

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by P Lewis 2/21/2011
Dear Annabel, so many of us are facing this sad situation as our parents grow old. My mom is now 88 and so far is pretty much in control of her faculties. I pray that God will allow her mind to remain clear until he sees fit to take her to her new home with him.
Your poem has good cadence and flow. I enjoyed reading it!
Reviewed by JMS Bell 2/14/2011
THIS IS TRUE...AND THE WAY YOU'VE LOOKED AT IT IS SAD BUT SAID WITH A LOT OF LOVE AND EMPATHY. WELL DONE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS * FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 2/13/2011
An excellent write Annabel. So sad and loving. My wifes uncle had this terrible disease, it was really hard on the family. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/11/2011
So far my mom's sense of humor is alive and well, and she still knows me for which I thank God. She is starting to have trouble with recalling older acquaintances and relatives. Nicely penned words for a difficult subject.Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 2/10/2011
Beautifully written, full of heartache and loyalty!
Families are pulled into so much chaos from this awful illness...
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 2/10/2011
This eas a great tribute to a Lady who was great when she was well. You did another masterful job with this,Annabel.

Namaste
Tony
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/10/2011
Oh my so sad indeed..great writing as always sweet lady..Hugsss
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 2/10/2011
Sad, painful, and so familiar, but, Annabel, so well written.

-gene.
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 2/10/2011
Ah we all have a friend or neighbor... But Martha, even though afflicted seems very happy and cheerful and that is a blessing.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2011
So very sad and so very tragic. A neighbor of mine has sbeen afflicted with this, and I feel for both her and her husband.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 2/10/2011
I was reading this at work and was interuppted by a phone call asking if we did diagnostic testing for dememntia. What a moment. I referred the caller to one of our inpatient hospitals. Her husband is starting down this sad road.
This is one area where we really should invest our resources.
Awesome poem as always Annabel.

John
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 2/10/2011
So sad.... And so sad that this horrible condition comes to those we love and all hope and pray that we ourselves never fall prey to this terrible disease.
Your friend, Mark
Reviewed by Richard King 2/10/2011
Anna, You've very touchingly addressed a very sad subject and more than did it justice. Nicely said, dear lady.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 2/10/2011
So sad, dementia is. Love, Mary



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