Less of me

Day by day there’s less of me
than on the day before
I’m not quite what I used to be
I’m fading more and more

And one day soon there’ll come a time
when I don’t know your name
This journey is an uphill climb
but there’s no one to blame

So when I’m here but somehow gone
I hope you’ll hold my hand
and in your heart you’ll dwell upon
the times that were so grand

Look back at all the fun we had
those times that made us high
Don’t let me leaving make you sad
Don’t let it make you cry

For when I’m lost behind my eyes
and I look but I can’t see
Think back when there were clearer skies
when I was still just me

Use our love to keep you strong
Just hold me close and sigh
I’m by your side where I belong
I’ll love you ’till I die


My father died from Alzheimer’s and I seem to have a similar condition developing. This is my message to the two people I love most.


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  • thebardonthehill  On April 27, 2016 at 4:08 am


  • 2smrt4u68  On May 9, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Met you on YouTube. I commented as Victoria Johnson on there. This poem made me cry and reminded me of my mom not that I needed reminding with Mother’s Day barely over. She had what her doctor referred to as Alzheimer’s like dementia. It presented like Alzheimer’s but wasn’t. I took care of her for 12 years. She’s been gone now for 2. I miss her everyday, but can admit now with less guilt that I don’t miss the dementia.
    This poem of yours is a precious gift that you are giving your loved ones. It’s just as special and inspired as Glen Campbell’s song.

    • livingwithtwins  On May 10, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Hi Victoria,Thanks for your comments. Anyone who has had friends or relatives who suffered from the various forms of dementia knows the heartache the condition causes. I stay positive and am still having a full life while I can. Kind Regards, Marc.

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