• what to do

    by  • July 30, 2010 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    while he is disappearing
    we find ourselves
    under the same roof
    unpacking boxes
    understanding
    we have changed
    the trajectory
    of all our lives

    while he is sitting
    we push ourselves
    to make him safe
    and comfortable
    without knowing
    what he sees
    or what he thinks
    behind the blankness

    while he is here
    we will eat together
    take turns staying
    home with him
    hear the same jokes
    and wonder what to do
    or so it seems
    on this, the second day

    Peace,
    Milton

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    7 Responses to what to do

    1. July 30, 2010 at 2:03 am

      You are not doing this to earn stars in your crown, but you are getting them anyway.

    2. Joy
      July 30, 2010 at 2:11 am

      My thoughts are with you during this time. I cannot imagine. I hope I never have to know. Thanks for sharing your journey so we may be enlightened.

    3. July 30, 2010 at 3:48 am

      Can a parent forget his own children? Can he not recognize the child he raised? Yet even if he forgets, I will not forget you, says the Lord. Isaiah 49:15 paraphrased

    4. Twindogs
      July 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

      What a beautiful poem! Our hearts, love and prayers are with you and family.

    5. July 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Ah…I know this journey.
      Your words bring light to the path. This beautiful poem.
      Your heart. Blessings, all.

    6. Anonymous
      August 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm

      I have traveled down the Alzheimer’s path.

      It is a tortuously slow one. I bid you patience (much patience) and grace as you embark. The journey into the final hours will be long. Enjoy the early days as the latter days will be unknown.

      Pace your self for this long journey. Do not hold on when you should say goodbye.

      And, at the very end, peace appears like a rainbow. My lesson was to learn patience. You will know your lesson when the rainbow appears.

    7. August 14, 2010 at 2:18 am

      May God’s grace be sufficient for all of you on this journey.

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