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Grandmother

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Martie
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0 posted 09-29-1999 06:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The lines etched
across her face
are like a braded rug
made from pieces
of yesterday.
Her fingers tremble now
as she cradles baby time,
the rocking rhythm
inborn
gentles sorrow,
she forgets
the unessential sequence
of events
and calls me
by my mother's name
and my child
by mine,
then herself a child again
waits to be unborn.
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-29-1999 06:05 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

This is so stirring...I hope she fares well thru it. It is a hard thing to watch Alzheimers victims but they are still worth our love and respect.

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~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

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This is one of the most fantastic pieces of poetry I have had the pleasure of reading. It is well crafted and speaks so true and sincere. Thanks for posting

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3 posted 09-29-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very moving. I was touched by this.

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