The Care Taker

The Care Taker

A Poem by Daniel Gardner

Just a random thought


I never knew that I would be the one to see you like this
There is no one else who is willing to help
They all just dismiss you as if you are already dead
But I see you breath

Not in a million years would I have though about any of this
Having to wippe the fecal matter from your body
Having to sit with a spoon and feed you like a baby
The constant changing of sheets for leakage out of your dipper

No one will never know the extent I go through for you
Not even you because of the dementia has a firm hold on you
Huntington's took all body control
Cancer is hiding to give you a slow painful death

They all write you off by saying obseard things
If it's your time to go then its your time
God is calling you home
You are needed to be another angel in heaven 

Blind fools they all are just saying things to comfort their own heart
Disease is a cruel assassin
It's master is chaos
So how can heaven welcome so much chaos

I wipe the drool from your mouth and smile halfheartedly
Your eyes drift around the room trying to make sense of it all
You look at me and see a tear slowly falling down my cheek
You stare at me for what seems an eternity.

I beg you to say something to let me know I am here
All I see is an empty universe behind your eyes
I cry more and wish I was dead 
That I could take your place instead

I look down only to feel your cold shaking hand lift my head
Your hand rest on my cheek 
Your thumb wipes away a tear from my eye
For the first time the empty universe is calm and full of life

You nod your head 
You give a comforting smile
You excel slowly
The universe is gone but at peace

© 2018 Daniel Gardner

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Daniel, this one had me in tears. I can so relate with this and it is so sad but true! Nice writing!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Daniel Gardner

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your review. It's really sad because there has been so much death around me lately.

2 Years Ago

I'm sorry to hear that! My prayers are with you!

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Added on February 23, 2018
Last Updated on February 23, 2018
Tags: death, Angel, dying, disease, sad, lost, forgotten, alone


Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner

Monroe, GA

I'm an inspiring writer that has a million and ten thoughts running through his head all day. I joined this site because my wife inspired me to. I was not prepared for the thoughts to jump out so much.. more..