poem by: Frank Byrne/Hornby..
Written on Feb 11, 2018

"As I slowly walked through the building, of people in care,
I was approached by an old lady, with pure silver hair,
"Hello love," I heard myself say, and in a clear polite voice,
she asked, "is it Thursday today?" ...."No love, it's only Tuesday,"
I did quietly reply, and as I looked at her more closely,
I'm sure there was a tear in her eye.
I was there doing maintenance, just fixing an old door,
the handle was broken, I'd never been here before,
then along came the old lady, she asked once again..."is it Thursday today?"
My polite answer was the same.
She shuffled along the corridor, as if she had somewhere urgent to be,
then stopped, and turned, and shuffled slowly back towards me, once again she asked, with a lost look on her face, "is it Thursday today?" I don't want to stay in this place." Then along came a nice carer, to guide her away, "it's ok mate, she asks that all day,"..."don't bother the man Margaret, come with me, we'll go and sit down, with a nice cup of tea."....I've felt so sorry for that old lady, for many years, I must say, and I can still hear her asking......"is it Thursday today?"


Tags: Sad, Love, Depressing, Pain, Wishful,

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~¥~ Dragonz ~¥~ commented on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:21pm
Alzheimer's Disease would be heartbreaking to watch someone in your family lose their entire life in forgotten memories...forgetting themselves and who they are...though compared to cancer taking them, I would choose Alzheimer's any day over cancer... ............Nice flow sweet poem Frank x
Christopher Russon commented on Feb 12, 2018 at 4:44pm
Wow Frank I remember when I worked in a care home many years ago an old lady walked Up to me in a corridor by a lift were I was working and watched people enter the lift . she then said to me .Oh I do hope the driver knows we're he is going.she suffered dementia She was in her 90s . in her younger days she was a professer of music.Such a lovely Lady indeed. But Dementia can affect people when in there fifty's.good poem Frank.
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented on Feb 12, 2018 at 6:00pm
...Thanks Dragonz....Thanks Chris.....I was totally ignorant of Dementia until that day in the care sad......ive lost a lovely sister in law, to that soul destroying illness since......thanks again for taking the time to read, and comment......much appreciated...👍🏻
Fadrian Bartley commented on Feb 13, 2018 at 5:12pm
love it franke


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