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Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Nice Stranger


I wrote this awhile ago for Flash Fiction 55 (a story in 55 words). This one, however is not fiction.

The Nice Stranger


She sits now and smiles.
Sings too.
Doesn't know to who or why.

She even knows my name.
Asks me the same questions,
over and over again.
It's ok though. I answer,
over and over again.
She's my child now, as I was hers.

Mom has Alzheimers.


Peace

19 comments:

katherine. said...

I do remember reading this when you first posted it.

I saw part of Maria Shriver's testimony on Alzheimer s today...I can imagine you have some of the same experiences.

sending you warm prayers.

the walking man said...

And this is the example of patience being virtue.

star8278 said...

Hugs! Thanks for sharing.

Sarge Charlie said...

someone needs a big hug {{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}

citizen of the world said...

Ah, that's hard.

The CEO said...

{{{{{ Odat }}}}}
My wife and I cared for her aunt for 5 years when she had Alzheimers. I hear you, and remember....
Monty

Odat said...

Thanks for your caring comments everyone....but ya know, Mom is really very happy...she's always singing and wants very much to dance too....lol....she's not bedridden...her digression is slow...so as long as she's happy, I'm happy.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

This is beautiful, Odat.

And it breaks my heart for both of us.

buffalodick said...

It unfortunately always has the same sad ending..but by then, it's a blessing..

Akelamalu said...

A colleague was telling me the same thing about her mother just this week. So sad. xx

CrAzY Working Mom said...

This is a tough thing to go through for all involved. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Loving Annie said...

I remember this one. It made me so sad...
My heart aches for both of you.
(Hugs)

Palm Springs Savant said...

Alzheimers is such a tough disease, my grandmother has it, but is still in the early stages.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Sorry about your mom. It must be tough for you but remember that your mom is happy in her own way.

WillThink4Wine said...

Alzheimers has hit members of my father's side of the family. It's a thief. (hugs)

Patti said...

I'm glad your mother is happy, despite that horrible disease. It must be nice to have her singing.
;-)

Amazing Gracie said...

Your attitude is a strong, loving testimony of true understanding and caring...Thanks.
~~~Blessings~~~

Mimi Lenox said...

I did not know. I am sorry. Beautiful poetry.

Julie said...

Oh man...this is tough.

**hugs**