Becoming

 

BECOMING

H. W. Bryce

When illness befalls your beloved one
And her care falls upon yourself,
Your self gets lost amongst the tasks
And you are left with many asks.
Take a look at where you’re going,
Review the place at where you were,
And you will see that things are changing…
And, surprisingly, so are you.
And, surprisingly, so are you.

Oh,
It’s easy to get lost, anywhere
Amid the minding and the care,
Amid the routine repetitions,
The ever asking what is where,
The never-ending of demands,
Oh! The lies and accusations!
She has changed beyond your recognition…
And surprisingly, so have you.
And surprisingly, so have you.

But comes a point when things must change,
You take control, she’s mighty strange,
You’ve looked at her and analyzed,
You’ve studied hard and realized,
Things have changed and things are worse,
Now you know the chapter and the verse,
No longer is she the one you knew…
And surprisingly, nor are you.
And surprisingly, nor are you.

Now you see from whence you came,
Now you know just how to play the game.
You’ve taken on your full control
And now you know just how to care for her.
You haven’t lost the one you thought you were,
You have grown into the one
You always wanted to become.
And surprisingly, you have become.
And surprisingly, you have become

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In support of the fight against Alzheimer’s, a percentage of sales 
of “Chasing a Butterfly: A journey in poems of love and loss to acceptance”
goes to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC to aid that cause.

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NOTE: For “her” in the poem, you can easily substitute “him,”
if your loved one is male.

My thanks to  Willetha Barnette

August 23 at 9:52a

Willetha wrote:  As a #caregiver, it may not be a matter of losing the person you thought you were but rather growing into the person you hoped to become.

From @Caregiver

https://www.facebook.com/willetha.barn

Further reading at    #caregiver   #dementia    #Alzheimers  

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Judge at 6th Rabindrinath Tagore Awards – International – English Poetry Contest
Author of Ann, A Tribute, and Chasing a Butterfly, A story of love and loss to Acceptance

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