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One More Moment

One More Moment

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Published by Carolann Dowsett
Alzheimer's', hope, love, loss, despair
Alzheimer's', hope, love, loss, despair

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Published by: Carolann Dowsett on Mar 11, 2010
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One
More
Moment



For
the
suffers
of
Alzheimer’s
and
their
families
 By
Carolann
Dowsett
 


I
watch
you
fade
before
my
eyes

 into
a
world
that
I
cannot
see
 into
a
place
where
I
cannot
follow
you
 Once
you
were
mine

 once
your
eyes
saw
me

 loved
me

 but
now
you
are
an
empty
shell
 Drowning
in
a
sea
of
forgetfulness
you
sink
into
the
depths
of
despair

 I
reach
for
you

 try
to
save
you

 to
bring
you
home

 but
your
fingers
slip
from
my
grasp
 I
cry
out
in
pain
as
day
by
day
I
watch
you
leave
me


 Once
you
were
whole
but
now
only
fragments
remain
 like
slivers
of
light
small
particles
of
the
person
I
once
knew
shine
from
your
eyes
 briefly
allowing
me
to
see
the
one
I
loved,
who
loved
and
adored
me

 For
brief
moments
encapsulated
in
time
and
space
you
come
back
to
me
again

 Hope
erupts
in
my
heart
but
then
just
as
suddenly
you
are
gone

 stolen
from
me
once
more
by
a
disease
that
is
out
of
our
control

 that
has
claimed
you
as
its
own
 I
call
out
your
name
and
with
blank
eyes
you
stare
at
me

 Once
the
most
loved
of
your
heart
now
I
am
but
a
stranger
in
your
midst

 You
ask
me
who
I
am,
what
I
want
from
you
with
fear
and
trembling
in
your
voice

 and
my
heart
breaks
for
the
thousandth
time
since
you
started
to
slip
away
 Once
I
believed
that
you
would
come
back
to
me
 that
you
would
remember
me
once
more

 hold
me
in
your
arms
 tell
me
that
you
loved
me

 But
now
hope
falls
from
me
in
waves
of
sadness

 as
I
watch
you
slowly
disappear

 vanish
into
a
world
beyond
my
ability
to
see
or
understand

 All
that
is
left
now
is
the
waiting

 unable
to
fight
that
which
I
cannot
see

 I
know
I
must
let
you
go


release
you
into
the
hands
of
eternity

 where
at
last
your
soul
can
be
free
 Yet
stubborn
and
defiant
I
hang
on
 Whilst
there
is
still
blood
flowing
through
your
veins
 there
is
still
the
chance
that
for
a
brief
moment
you
will
return
to
me
 that
for
a
split
second
in
time
you
will
once
again
be
mine
 And
this
is
what
I
wait
for

 Not
for
the
end
but
for
the
hope
of
a
moment

 Just
a
single
fleeting
moment
where
you
will
once
again
remember
my
name
 where
love
will
once
again
shine
in
your
eyes
 where
you
will
once
again
occupy
the
empty
space
that
now
resides
within
your
flesh
 I
wait
as
the
last
vestures
of
hope
cling
desperately
to
my
heart
 Though
my
strength
begins
to
wane
 and
the
sorrow
of
my
heart
overwhelms
my
soul
 still
I
wait

 just
for
a
moment

 for
one
last
chance
to
see
you
 to
tell
you
that
I
love
you
 to
hold
you
in
my
arms
 For
a
moment
that
is
more
precious
than
gold
 for
a
moment
that
I
will
treasure
forever

 for
one
more
moment
with
you
 I
wait
 
 

 

 
 



 
 
 
 


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