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Fading Memories

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TerryW
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0 posted 07-24-2000 11:41 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Fading Memories

I sit quietly in front of you
On this hot southern afternoon
All the curtains drawn wide open
Letting the warm sun spill into the room.

You look at me and smile
As you would to a stranger on the street
Though I've know you all my life
It is as though we're about to meet.

I look into your clear blue eyes
That used to shine so bright
But now their only radiance
Is an ever dimming light.

I ask you how your day has been
And you smile in sweet reply,
And as we talk together softly
Tears are building behind my eyes.

My heart holds so many memories
Of us, along Time's ever flowing stream
But to you those precious memories
Are fading like a waking dream.

Such memories, both good and bad
Can never be replaced,
And as I softly kiss your cheek,
Tears start streaming down my face.

And as I rise to leave, I whisper
"Good night, Grandma, I'll be back again."
And you look deep into my eyes, and ask
"Once more, son, what's your name?"




~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
© Copyright 2000 Terry A. Woodson, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Paula Finn
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since 06-17-2000
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1 posted 07-24-2000 11:44 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Oh Terry how sad to know that someone so important has lost all memory of herself and her past...just hang in there and keep going back...she needs you.

never say never
TerryW
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2 posted 07-24-2000 12:20 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Thank you, Paula.  It is hard to watch someone so close to you go through this, because you want to do anything that you can to help them, and there is nothing that you can do except stand close beside them and watch what is happening.  It makes you feel so helpless sometimes, and I can't think of anything that hurts more deeply than wanting to help someone you love but realizing that there is nothing that you can do.

~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Butterflies_dont_cry
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3 posted 07-24-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Terry*
I watched my sweet loving grandfather turn
into someone that I no longer knew and
someone that no longer knew me....so very
painful, ((hugs))....I understand...you wrote
from you heart and it shows~
TerryW
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4 posted 07-24-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Butterflies~
     Thank you so much, dear.  You know, I always feel so much better after I hear from you.  You may have butterfly wings, but you are truly an Angel.



Love Ya~

~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Marina
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since 02-10-2000
Posts 2267
Pickering, Ontario


5 posted 07-24-2000 02:31 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Terry, I always look forward to reading your work.  You are just going to have to get online more so you can keep posting your wonderful work.

Marina


It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

TerryW
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6 posted 07-24-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Marina~
     Thank you so much, my dear!  I hope that I will be online a little more now.  I just finished a class, and last week I took a little vacation to have a little time to myself, and I went as far away from home as I could for a few days, and I did not take my computer with me.      But I am back now, and things have settled down a little, so now I am glad to be back with all of you guys!  Now, I have about 2 weeks worth of catching up to do, so I know what I will be doing tonight!!!!

Love Ya~


~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Sudhir Iyer
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since 04-26-2000
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Mumbai, India : now in Belgium


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Terry,
This is sad but then old age brings such realities to the fore, doesn't it?

A very well written poem...

regards and take care,
sudhir.
TerryW
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8 posted 07-25-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Sudhir~
     Thank you for your kind words, my friend.  I'm glad you enjoyed it!  





~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Corinne
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9 posted 07-25-2000 03:11 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Very touching poem on a very sad topic.

Corinne
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Aw, Terry ... where are you ?

Wishing you'd return to grace the pages with another beauty~

'My heart holds so many memories
Of us, along Time's ever flowing stream'


Yes ... yes ... yes~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~


~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

Email -   noles1@totcon.com   

DragonStar
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since 10-20-2006
Posts 13
Michigan, USA


12 posted 10-23-2006 09:25 AM       View Profile for DragonStar   Email DragonStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DragonStar's Home Page   View IP for DragonStar

Thank You for you heart!

Love and Light, Blessed Be!!!

Kelly

'Do not follow the Path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail.' -Ashanti Proverb

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