A poignant poem
This poem is so poignant and moving we had to share it. Apparently it was written by a man whose wife had dementia. He had been married to her for 40 years.
Do not ask me to remember,
don’t try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you’re with me,
kiss my cheek and hold my hand.
I’m confused beyond your concept,
I’m sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you,
to be with me at all cost.
Do not lose your patience with me,
do not scold or curse or cry.
I can’t help the way I’m acting,
I can’t help it though I try.
Just remember that I need you,
that the best of me is gone.
Please don’t fail to stand beside me,
love me ’till my life is gone.