Missing the " You " I knew......

I know you're there..somewhere

One minute you're there and POOF ! you're gone....
One minute you're there and POOF ! you're gone.... | Source

Knowing you're there and we can't share....


Dementia/Alzheimers is so sad... no one really goes anywhere..

and the saddest of all is the not being able to share...

The days are passing….I sure miss your smile.

Your words of praise and comfort...

I haven’t heard in quite a while

Your touch is missed, Oh.. so much…

Words left unsaid because...

We have years yet you said...

But the years have passed and so has the time..

So without further adieu , here are my words for you...

I miss you dearly and I wish you knew...

We always cared…for each other, it really isn’t fair..

Now that we have all this time...and…the you I knew just isn't there.....

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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

The missing of a beloved one is painfully depicted in the words... I felt it in my heart....

God bless you 4nd...


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cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

Kj force!!......Surface deep felt emotions expressed with strong words.

We come from the same bent feather...

me and you...

Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

cruelkindness..I thank you for the compliment..always appreiciate when my words of thought connect with another...


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Vidya..I find this " absence" more painful than death..thank you for the blessing....


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glmclendon 4 years ago

kj force, good work deep and nice makes one think how to use the time God has given to us the best we can.

Stay Well


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you for your comment..yes time is shorter than we sometimes realize and as we get older " IT" gets shorter..


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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

Memories of loved ones never fade, they remain ever fresh to nurture till the end... Let God help you find peace of mind..


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

How we mourn those empty spaces. You describe it so well.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

thank you BlossomSB..it's tragic enough when the other passes away..however..seeing your other half mentally dwindling away each passing momment is unbearable.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Yeah..yeah.. i can totally relate.like he's not the person I used to know anymore. Ohh..time flew so fast, I didn't realized the relationship is slipping away.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello unknown spy..perhaps you misunderstood.. the hub is in reference to Alzheimers/Dementia.. and the fact his mind is slipping NOT the relationship,I still love him.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Ohh i'm sorry KJF, when i read you poem, i based it on my own self and love :) sorry for that kjf if i absorb your words and compare it on my own.. :)


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

I know that pain, I am so sorry you feel it as well. Beautiful poem, well versed and strong voiced. My father has Alzheimers-end stage. We accept what we must...voted up.


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snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

This so beautiful and heart touching. "Words left unsaid" said it all.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful KJ. Absolutely beautiful. I can relate to this, as well as many others. It makes a poem special when you can feel that emotion. Then I read your comments and read the poem again. Now, I understand. Very deep. Such a terrible disease. My mom lost both parents within a month of one another. So sad. Powerful KJ.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you thelyricwriter for your kind words and comment..I will continue to research this terrible disease that has taken so many, and not all are old..


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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

Your words can only come from one who has lost a dear one like I had to part with my mother three months ago. Very well done. Thanks for relaying my thoughts. Voted up and beautiful


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

The hardest part of Dementia/Altzheimers is the not knowing if they are still there...sorry for your mother..

thank you for comment...


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

" Now that we have the time…you’re just aren’t there."

Can't find words to say it but I felt so much for this line. There must be something in it that I don't know but has touched my heart that deep. Perhaps, love and missing a beloved? But thank you kj... I'm voting up and beautiful.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Tonipet..I always write from my heart,it truly makes me happy when others connect with my words....


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

OMG...Thank you all for reading and commenting on my poem..but..in looking it over the other night, I realized there were many faux pas that I never saw...I DID take " 101 " in proof reading, but evidently did not take advantage of it...hope everyone else will enjoy the poem..by the way all...

I entered this in a International poetry contest and was just notified I am a finalist..look for me in a coffee table book......YIPEEEEE!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

OMG twice! Congratulations KJF! Wow, Im so happy for you!


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

What a beautiful expression of longing for what once was. Your words really spoke to me.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

cherylone..snigdha..anjili..tomipet..jlava73...Thank you all very much for reading and commenting on my hub...I am honored when hubbers like yourselves make a connection with my words..by the way tonipet, I corrected that line..it was too read.." now that we have the time..the you I knew just isn't there ".....It is about your loved one who is there physically..however..Dementia/Altzheimers has taken over their mind....thanks again my cyberspace friends....


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I miss the person I once knew too he is with me but life has changed so much that sometimes I barely know him thanks for sharing your heartfelt experience


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

DDE..do sorry for your life changing situation...we must strive to keep positive even more...I feel and understand strength to you..thank you for your comment.....


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Hello KJ. This same line... " Now that we have the time, the you I knew just isn't there"

I don't know why it keeps melting my heart. There's something in it that I simply couldn't fathom. It must be love :=) Am I becoming a poet? lol. Thank you KJ. You are wonderful and your thoughts are awesome.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Tonipet...thank you for re-commenting on my poem...I wrote it because I know there are many others out there suffering from this disorder of a loss..the physical is there but the spirit of who they were is gone or fading...sad lost of life...and not being able to correct it...


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brittvan22 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

beautifully conveyed sentiments.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

brittvan22...thank you for stopping by and commenting...


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leni sands 3 years ago from UK

Finally got round to reading this and it was worth the wait. Oh, so awesome...'missing that smile' - once that is gone there is nothing left...smiling is one of the last familiarities to go...I have also recently written another related poem 'Wistful in Waiting' - relating to the one left behind in all this.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida Author

leni sands....great write, and yes the ones left behind now have to pick up the pieces and move forward alone...I guess as anything else the survivors are the ones that suffer....so sad....

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