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Audrey Coatesworth

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· Why are our children and teenagers not protected

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· A poem for many

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· Recollections of a Yorkshire village 1914-1930

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  Dementia
by Audrey Coatesworth
Monday, August 03, 2015
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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A poem about the gradual farewell of Dementia.


Dementia

 

Looking through blankness

The stare of unknowing

No words are spoken

No mind is showing

No respite given

For those who care

Waiting for something

Yet nothing to share

Sadness takes over

All of each day

If only, if only

It wasn’t this way

The smiles, the laughter

The companionship lost

Waiting for warmth

In cold winter of frost

Nothing to do

But reality to bear

Just continue to love

The part that’s still there

The spirit is leaving

A bit at a time

When the last piece has gone

Then death’s bell will chime

In time, will they meet?

Two spirits again

Gone earthly loneliness

Watching and pain

   

 

CopyrightACoatesworth, a retired Consultant Psychiatrist.

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This is a poem for her next book 'A different journey'

 


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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
Touching write and I love love love the mathematical structure of it all!!! (wink!)

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
I fear I'm headed in that direction faster than I would like. If at all possible I don't think I will allow it to become full bloom.
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