POEMS: “Do not ask me to remember” (about Alzheimer’s)

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“Do not ask me to remember”

Do not ask me to remember,

Don’t try to make me understand,

Let me rest and know you’re with me,

Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

 

I am confused beyond your concept,

I am sad and sick and lost.

All I know is that I need you

to be with me at all cost.

 

Do not lose your patience with me,

do not scold, or curse, or cry.

I can’t help the way I’m acting,

Can’t be different, though I try.

 

Just remember that I need you,

that the best of me is gone;

please don’t fail to stand beside me,

Love me ’till my life is done.

(Author unknown)

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One Comment Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    What a beautiful poem to help in understanding the sadness of those trapped in this horrible disease!

    Like

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