POETRY FOR MOM

SENIOR LIVING – CHERIE HENRY-I have a friend who is the full time caregiver for her mom who has Alzheimer’s.  She writes and below is the poem she wrote for her Mother.

Mom

She may not be famous
Or fancy or sharp
Her hair’s not the color

It was when it was dark

Her head ain’t so clear now

Numbers and animals don’t make sense

A giraffe is an elephant

She don’t know who you are anymore

But, oh she can pray!

And bless your day

And smile so big

It’ll make you say,

“It don’t matter

As long as I see her face

And remember she knew me

And was saved by His grace”.

The days run together

The nights never end

Napping and reading

Lunch time and friends

‘Who’s there?’ and

‘Who are you?’

Is mostly what’s heard

Her brain’s mostly fuzzy

She can’t hear what you said

But, oh she can pray!

And bless your day

And smile so big

It’ll make you say,

“It don’t matter

As long as I see her face

And remember she knew me

And was saved by His grace”.

Jetta Smith

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