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In Her World

Updated on August 16, 2014

In her world

Everything was fine

She’d left the pain

Long behind

In her world

The sun did shine

And when the rain came

She would cry

In her world

Everything was different

There were the days

When her life was

Was just beginning

When love was new

The days of childhood joys

Mingled with first love

The weddings, birthdays, christenings

And you wondered what was

Behind the mirrors of her eyes

When they did shine

And when they were matted

At times she’d give you a smile

But it was for a forgotten world

Left so far behind

When she held your hand

It trembled

And it must have been someone

Else that she was longing for

You couldn’t know

It was impossible to tell

But you just knew

In your heart you felt it

She was in another world

The day she closed

The door on this world

You just knew

That whatever was going on

Perhaps she was happier

Perhaps that was for the best

You couldn’t know

But every Christmas

The children and grandchildren

Would gather

And celebrate her life

And tell her they loved her still

And then she would smile

While everyone else got misty eyed

In her world this was just

The way it was

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That is so true aviannovice a very sad thing.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You couldn't have said this any better. It IS another world, but you miss the rest of them so.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Yes, it is rough when things like memory loss in some form occur teaches. Before my mom died she had sclerosis on her brain and she didn't really know me at all. The Costello's song inspired.

      Thank you Audrey.

      Thank you travmaj.

      Thank you Manatita. Never easy when memory fails.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      In her world, Yes.

      Not so easy and full of many colours. Loving thoughts.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Your words are touching and bring on emotions - can't help wondering where all the thoughts and memories go - so sad. Very nice work.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Nice, nice work Rasma!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I loved your thoughts on this topic. I have a sister who was just placed in a nursing home. It breaks my heart to know she no longer recognizes any of us. Loved the song - I had tears all the way.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You welcome Michelle and thanks for enjoying my poem.

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      It is painful to know, and yet not know. Thanks for sharing, Rasma.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you taiwokareem

      Glad you enjoyed it AngeShearer

      Thank you Wayne. Yes, Costello has quite a few pieces which inspire.

      Glad you enjoyed Eric.

      Glad you enjoyed Jamie.

      Alzheimer's and also other forms of memory loss Ruby. The song inspired and the memory of my mom who didn't have Alzheimer's but had a form of brain sclerosis and she didn't even really know me anymore before she died.

      Thank you Blossom.

      So true Shauna. You can see in my comment to Ruby. I meant Alzheimer's as well as other forms of memory loss.

      Thank you Ann.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      So moving; I know exactly what you mean as I've experienced this in one I knew. You say so much and convey such emotion in these beautiful words.


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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Hmm, I was just wondering if the woman has Alzheimer's, then I saw Ruby's comment. I guess we both had the same interpretation of this sad poem.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So sad, but so true to life as well. Beautifully portrayed.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful yet so sad. Alzheimer's disease is so devasting to the person and the family. The video was good but sad...

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      This poem grabs onto you and pulls you in for a wonderful ride. Thank you. Jamie

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Rasma you did real good here. Thanx


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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very nice work Rasma. And I am a fan of Costello's.

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      Angie Shearer 3 years ago from Whangarei, Northland

      What an awesome poem I loved it.....real depth real feelings.....heart breaking yet informative. ..thankyou for sharing

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      Taiwo Kareem 3 years ago from Salford

      this is nice