Grandma, It’s Me!!

Grandma, It’s Me!!

A Poem by Chelsea
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A poem about my Grandmother when she had Alzheimer's disease.

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Grandma, It’s Me!!

Do you remember?

The time you drew me a picture of a horse

Your wrinkled beautiful hands

Shakily sketched me a picture

 

Do you remember?

The time you spent smiling at me

Your skin breaks into lines

Each with a story to tell

 

Do you remember?

Our walk in the cemetery

Hand in hand

As we visited our lost loved ones

 

Do you remember?

Asking if it were okay to ditch the lunch

For a giant chocolate coated,

Doughnut!!

 

Do you remember?

The time you forgot me

Your eyes vacant

As if there wasn’t a sight to be seen

 

I remember

Watching Alzheimer’s take you

Day by day

Until you were no more


© 2011 Chelsea



Author's Note

Chelsea
I lost my Grandma a couple of years ago, to Alzheimer disease. I didn't know her well, but it was still sad to see her go. I just wrote a few of my favourite memories of her! Please review!

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My gran suffered from Alzheimers too, it hit my mum especially hard as gran couldn't remember her name anymore. :( Your poem reminds me of the things my mum reminisces about when she thinks of her. After all it's the little moments we hold dear.
Lovely poem, thank you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Well I might not have had the pain of going through that but my Nana did go through having dementia she slowly lost her way to. I remember seeing her at her 91st birthday party (which would be the last time) she seemed happy and alive if only for a few moments in time. I remember walking into the room and one of my family members said 'There he is,' and seeing her face light up it made me feel as if I saw her old self again. I am the 1st of 8 grandchildren on my mothers side so to her you could say that I was her most favorite. Sadly, on March 6, 2008 she passed away. I didnt get to see her and to this day 5 years later I still regret it. But I do remember my grandmother saying that my mother went up to her as she was dying and my Nana said 'How's Freddie doing?' she just said 'He's good.' I still miss her very much. RIP Nana 1918-2008

Posted 4 Years Ago


Oh my goodness Chelsea. Awesome work here! Beautifully written about an awful illness which not only affects the patient, but the family and friends around, who watch in pain as their loved one fades away.

Posted 6 Years Ago


This poem made me shiver...and I feel really sad as I reached the end...I lost my grandmother to Diabetes (wrong spelling).

Posted 6 Years Ago


Really sad, but soft.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have seen many people go through this families and the loved one that is affected. This is a difficult to live through for both people. In the beginning the person knows that should know things that don't. It is sad and hurts everyone involved.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was painful to read and although I've never been through this with anyone I know, I know it has to be hurtful to watch someone forget everything about you. Knowing a person as a whole and loving them is a beautiful thing so it's painful to be so connected to someone (even if you don't know them well) and to lose them to something as powerful as Alzheimer's disease. I am sorry for your lose... but you've written a beautiful poem in her memory. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like that you write very personal things, it really makes the poems so much more special and beautiful.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It's a very sad diesease, and you wrote this epitaph so very well, I applaud you

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sorry for your loss; on the bright side - at least you got to know her alittle bit - losing someone is never easy...she lives thru this write

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yep I know that well and we lost her in December. That is all you can do. Remember her for the woman she was. I like this poem lots.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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