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Paul Wilson
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0 posted 03-18-2003 05:58 AM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Paul Wilson

Window to past opens again
thinking of the loved one’s she lost
Too always keep them in her mind
her promise...whatever the cost

Eyes open…sitting in silence
looking at pictures in her mind
Searching for that which she has lost
memories… she will never find

Each day she faces a new world
hoping to find that which she needs
Looking within herself for hope
please God...answer my prayer she pleads

She remembers the times they shared
special times spent in wedded bliss
Moments bring comfort to her mind
now gone… replaced by emptiness

As time passes each day she cries
wondering if she said goodbye
Still searching for her memories
she cries...without knowing why

No visitors again today
always alone… or so it seems
She wouldn’t know them anyway
loved one’s...or those within her dreams

She wonders what tomorrow brings
when she can’t remember today
We need a cure for this disease
that takes our memory away


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(tears fall down my cheeks) God Bless You, sweet Paul, my heart cries out to the millions affected by this disease as not only is it painful for those diagnosed but also their families, who have to struggle with their fading memories of their loved ones! (wipes tears) I send angel prayers to the world a cure can be found, sweet friend, you have a golden compassionate heart, you have my vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Paul, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

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2 posted 03-18-2003 08:37 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Such a compassionate write..gets my vote Paul.
Well done..Hugs.

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And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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3 posted 03-18-2003 09:13 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Oh, Paul, this is so touching. I'm glad that you chose this one for book submission...

"Love makes the world go around"
~with love and hugs from Ethel__GG~  
                  

[This message has been edited by garysgirl (03-19-2003 11:38 AM).]

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4 posted 03-18-2003 12:50 PM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

Youe poem is very touching, Paul.
Too many people are afflicted
with this disease. *sigh*
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5 posted 03-18-2003 07:35 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Noah...Thank you for those lovely words my friend. You have such a caring heart and it shows so much. I'm glad you took time too read and reply...Paul

Nancy~ Hugs back to you dear lady. Your reply means so much too me and I thank you for all you do...Paul

Ethel~ I debated long and hard about which poem to submit and this one won out because of all the people this disease affects, not only those with it, but their families and friends. We never know if one day it may effect you or I or a close family member or friend. Thanks for your kind words...Paul

Chanson~ I really appreciate your caring reply. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking time too read and reply. It means so much too me...Paul

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Very powerful and true write, Paul.  My grandfather had alzheimer's and it can sure be tough on a family to watch a loved one go through this.  You have my vote for this one.  

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by the grace of God.
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A very emotional, and powerful write.
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8 posted 03-18-2003 11:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

An excellent topic to write about, Paul, and you handled it well.

(you may want to edit the title in case it gets accepted)
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Lone Wolf~ Thank you so very much for reading and the sweet reply.I'm sorry you and your family had too go through this terrible time. I had an uncle that had it.
Thank you again for understanding...Paul

White Rose~ It was hard too write about something as terrible as this, but I hope that someday there will be a cure for all that suffer. Thank you very much for taking
time too read & reply...Paul

Balladeer...I'm glad you think I did this well. That means alot too me. Thank you for reading and replying poet sir...Paul

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Beautifully said, Paul...
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Paul,

Yes, you did write this well. A touching, heartbreaking part of the living dead. It is as difficult for those who love the one afflicted.

Hugs, Pat

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12 posted 03-19-2003 11:32 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Beautiful penned !

Charisma
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Paul - my friend this has to be one of the best I've read of yours, my vote is in...

BC
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Paul,

Although I have never known anyone with Alzheimers, I have known someone with Dementia. I heard a song on the radio a few years ago that talked of the pain of Alzheimers and I thought the song had handled the subject with so much truth and grace. That is until I just read this.  You have handled a very sensitive subject with so much love and respect which is something I know my neighbor with Dementia and his wife were not subject to very often. I applaud you on your talent and your sensitivity. Thank you so much for sharing such a powerful piece with us and I just know it will touch everyone who reads it in the very core of their being.

                                Dawn
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15 posted 03-20-2003 03:02 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

This is a devasting way to end one's life and I have been around it often.  You did this extremely well Paul.

  
Sharon

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This is a scary disease.....
You did a wonderful job with this!!!!
Bridgette

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Nan~ Thanks very much for fixing the title and for taking time too read...Paul

Pat~ You are so right. Thanks for caring and taking time too read...Paul

Charisma~ Thank You...Paul

Bill... That was very kind of you too say. Thanks for reading and replying...Paul

Dawn~ I'm glad you liked this. Thanks for reading and your up lifting reply...Paul

Sharon~ It is a terrible way too see someone waste away like this as you say. I really appreciate you taking time too read and for the caring reply...Paul

Bridgette~ I am glad you enjoyed this and thanks for the time too read and reply...Paul

Ruth~ Thanks dear lady for the nice reply...Paul

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Paul, this is so good. Speaking of such a sad topic, and done so well.
Sandra
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Sandra~ Thank you so very much for your touching reply.I'm so glad you took time too read.

This was inspired by Sharon ( Poet devine ) as a picture challenge and I thank her for the inspiration...Paul  

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21 posted 03-30-2003 05:39 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Absolutely well stated, Paul.  The sadness of the long goodbye needs to end.  You've captured the pain so well.
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LngJhnAg...Thank you sir for those caring words.Someday we may have a cure for this terrible disease...Paul

"To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you"

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My Gran Had that So I'll give you my vote because you reminded me of her.

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

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erm forgot 2 vote

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

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