The Truth

The Truth

A Poem by Danielle
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I wrote this for my adopted grandfather who had dementia. He struggled with getting along with people cause either he didnt understand or they didnt understand him.

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I'm still here but my mind isn't. I'm scared and I feel alone as I carry on in my own world. My world is not the same as yours anymore. I wouldn't expect you to understand something I don't understand myself. Whats real to me may not be real to you. When your asleep Im sometimes awake. I try to tell you I love you but cant always put my thoughts into words. I try to make my needs known but sometimes I have to act out.
Please don't ask me to remember because theres a chance I won't. Sometimes Im afraid because I dont remember stuff and Ill pretend like I do so I don't upset anybody. Please dont be mad or scold me if I don't remember it's not my fault it wasnt a choice for me to be like this. Sometimes when you tell me to do a task in my mind I already did it and I won't do it again. Remember that Im very sick. I have a different mind set then you.
Sometimes I walk around trying to find you or something I have lost or had along time ago. I sometimes will relive events from the years I wasnt sick good and bad. Please redirect me dont tell me the truth or try to reason with me as I may not understand and get upset. If I'm combative it dont mean I hate you it means I dont understand that your trying to help me often times Im afraid your going to hurt me and certin things can make me relive a bad event in the past.
I dont deserve to be yelled at. Please dont be mad at me, be patiant with me. Please dont be upset if I dont remember you Always remember I still love you even if I may not be able to say it. I still want to be loved, included and accepted even though I'm not who I used to be. I may not be able to tell you but Im truely afraid I feel alone and like nobody cares about me anymore because sometimes I dont remember that you came to see me today. Don't be mad if I forget just hold my hand and walk me through and Ill get through the day.  This is the truth so please accept me for who Iam now and remember who I used to be than.

© 2019 Danielle


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A very intense layered heart wrenching piece, I truly felt you're insight on things through you're eyes, my gran has dementia and I can very much relate to this. Keep up you're writing it is very good.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Danielle

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much that means so much. I love to write just wish i would have gotten the correction .. read more
HadesRising

6 Months Ago

There is still time to learn, schools do night classes, I know as I am a English teacher.
Danielle

5 Months Ago

Im thinking about taking some classes because I enjoy writing alot.Thank you for your support that m.. read more

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