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True Love
by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley
Sunday, May 20, 2012
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Alzheimer's is such a dreadful disease taking it's toll on many who must endure it. A true test of love


 True love

 

Busy in the waiting room

I observed an elderly gent

He passed about and viewed the time

I could see time not well spent

 

I beckoned him to the office of mine

Saying I notice you observe the time

Yes he said with sweet sad smile

At the rest home it’s tea time

 

Who is the one that waits for you?

Will they be upset if you are late?

No he said, five years she’s been

In her current state

 

Her mind is gone, she knows me not

But I remember her

The life we led the love we share

Hoping glimmers will occur

 

She is my love, my life you see

A promise I did take

From moments first wee tender kiss

Through rough times we dismissed

Our vows of love were made

 

She will always be my flower

My morning’s gentle breeze

The one I carried in sickness

And her the same to me

 

Not once will I ever leave her

Not here and after time

When God takes her to his kingdom

My Rose to all will shine

 

So you see my doctor friend

Tarry I should not

For every moments gift with her

Is one not wished for loss

 

She is my special Angel

I cherish her you see

Our love will be forever

Even not if she know me

 

He left my office slowly

You could see that he was tired

But tears did well up in my eyes

True love was never finer

 

 

Carolee Dennis-Woosley

May 20, 2012

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/19/2014
It is good to know that "true" love is out there. Your poem and what it expresses are very compelling, moving, and meaningful, Carol. It is a terrible thing to lose someone when they are still physically in our presence. Thank you for sharing and awakening thought. Love and best wishes,

xo Regis
Reviewed by Mark Huntsman (Reader) 10/29/2012
So beautiful Lilly, a very emotional write my wife and I really liked this one.

Mark
Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 7/22/2012
My brothers wife had this horrible illness, we watched her waste away and she no longer knew anyone. She passed away before my late husband. It took its toll on my brother, but he never left her side.

Edith
Reviewed by S Bergerac (Reader) 5/25/2012
The most beautiful testament of Love Lady Lily, how exquisitely you write with one who knows it's true meaning.

I bow to you and our beauty and adeptness of knowing

Cyrano
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/20/2012
I'm almost at a loss for words. This was exquisite. Yeah, yeah, I am at a loss for words.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/20/2012
Carolee, I personally don't know anyone with Alzheimer's...it is a devastating disease and the people, whether they are caregivers or family they are truly Angels. Thanks.

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader) 5/20/2012
This touched me so deeply that I had tears in my eyes at the end as well.
True love is so very beautiful



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