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Poem: Lost on a Journey

Updated on April 8, 2020
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I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"I Will Remind You" by Brian Asselin and Eric Disero

My Mother Coping With Her Husband's Alzheimer's

This poem is written by my mother, Joyce A. Spradlin.
Her husband suffers with Alzheimer’s. It is very difficult for her to watch and handle every day.
I suggested she begin writing down her thoughts.
Here is one of them.

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"Lost on a Journey" by Joyce A. Spradlin

You are on a journey
and I am not with you,
but you are looking for me
as I hear you ask where I am.

I know you love me,
I know you care
because you want me near…
but you are lost on a journey

And I don't know where,
I can’t bring you back
but I try to tell you I’m here…
I accept at least you want me there.


©️Joyce A. Spradlin 2020

"While He Still Knows Who I Am - an Alzheimer's Tribute" by Kenny Chesney

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Kaewjai,

      Thank you for reading.

      Alzheimer's is a very sad disease.

      It is heartbreaking to everyone.

      We lost him in December.

      Take care.

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      Kaewjai 

      2 months ago

      That's broken my heart

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Amani,

      It is sad to watch and I am sure it is harder on mother.

      Thanks for reading.

      Stay safe.

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      Amani Utembu 

      12 months ago from Nairobi -Kenya

      I lack words for thia one.. Simply heartfelt, sad and sweet at the same time... Wooow

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Chatra,

      Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day.

    • Chatra Ram Lahua profile image

      CHATRA RAM 

      12 months ago from BARMER INDIA

      nice poem

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Lora,

      Thank you so much for this heartfelt reply.

      I will make sure mom looks at this link to read it.

      It is so very sad and makes one feel helpless.

      Have a good day.

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      Lora Hollings 

      12 months ago

      A very powerful poem, Brenda, that really goes to the heart of this sad disease which causes so much anguish for its victims- those who have it and their families. Blessings to your mother and her beloved husband.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      Thank you so much.

      I will let my mother know.

      It is very difficult and sad.

      Enjoy your day.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Mitara,

      It is so difficult.

      I wish there was something I could do to help, but nothing comes to mind.

      Thank you for your kind words.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Chatra,

      Thank you.

      Enjoy your day.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Luis,

      This one was written by my mother.

      Stay safe and keep writing.

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Aishatu,

      Thank you.

      Have a nice day.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Alzheimer's disease cares not who it touches. I worked on an Alzheimer unit and saw the pain up close. My heart goes out to your mother. God bless.

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      Mitara N 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      Trying to find ways and means of being there and to help, it's not easy

      Your piece was so touching, brought tears to my eyes.

      Blessings to you and your family

    • Chatra Ram Lahua profile image

      CHATRA RAM 

      12 months ago from BARMER INDIA

      Heart touching poetry

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      A very touching piece, Brenda. Love and best wishes to your parents.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      12 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Journey. I love this kind of poem. Thanks for creating this one. Stay safe always

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      Anya Ali 

      12 months ago from Rabwah, Pakistan

      Sad and touching!

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      Lorna,

      This is such a lovely, heartfelt reply.

      I am delighted you like the videos.

      I am sending Mom a link so she can see your reply.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      12 months ago

      Such a touching poem and 'Lost on a Journey' is exactly what I felt about my father. I am certain that when the power of speech goes people with this terrible illness can sense your presence. At least this gives us some comfort. The videos are beautiful and heartbreaking for me.

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