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A Fading Reflectionİ

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Genea
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0 posted 06-15-99 07:58 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Genea

A Fading Reflectionİ1998 Genea Parker

I stopped to visit Grandma,
At the home where she lives now.
Her hair is still white as snow,
But she looks different somehow.

She has the same soft smile
And jolly little laugh
But her eyes are different
She’s living in the past.

She looks at me and smiles,
But she has no recollection.
The woman I see before me
Is merely a fading reflection.

Grandma doesn’t live here
She left me long ago.
This woman is a stranger
One I love but hardly know.

Some day I might be like her
Looked upon with affection
But not the woman I was -
Just a fading reflection.
© Copyright 1999 Genea - All Rights Reserved
Raven
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1 posted 06-15-99 08:05 PM       View Profile for Raven   Email Raven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Raven

The poem you wrote not only was moving to read, but it had a sense of reality to it that only one who experienced it can know.

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"They sing the stories of the present, of people trapped in a shadow world" ~Charlotte Seley~
Genea
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2 posted 06-15-99 10:27 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

This one is about my grandma, who is in a nursing home. She doesn't know us anymore. Makes me sad.

~Genea
Leigh Anne
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3 posted 06-16-99 11:21 AM       View Profile for Leigh Anne   Email Leigh Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Leigh Anne's Home Page   View IP for Leigh Anne

This is a beautiful poem indeed. I have experienced these same things, only with my grandfather, whom passed away recently. My only words of comfort is to hang on to all of your memories & reflections, for all to soon, they're gone. Best of luck!
Genea
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4 posted 06-16-99 07:35 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Leigh Anne,

Thanks for the kind words.

~Genea
elvira
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5 posted 07-21-99 06:18 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

emotional, thought-provoking, i loved every line of it

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If I had my mouth I would bite. If I had my liberty I would do my liking. In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~

Lost Dreamer
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6 posted 07-21-99 06:39 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent, yet sad that someone you love is here, but so far from your reach. God bless you for seeing the light, through the darkness.
Genea
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7 posted 07-22-99 11:57 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Elvira.....every line? wow....thanks!

Lost Dreamer....no, God bless those who are caregivers to loved ones who no longer are 'aware.'

Thank u both for reading!
~Genea
 
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