The Eclectic Pen - Stranger


By: Shan C. (Shan-Bita) -   + 2 more  
Date Submitted: 10/10/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 154
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  He Doesn't know me anymore

His mind has slowly faded away

He doesn't know where he is

Doesn't know night or day



No more Grandpa's little girl

I am now a stranger



He lays there confused

So helpless and lost

Living in days that have

Long since past



No more grandpa's little girl

I am now a stranger



I try to reach him

To spark some memory

But it is a useless attempt

He doesn't remember me



No more Grandpa's little girl

I am now a stranger



My heart dies a thousand deaths

Each time he doesn'e recognize me

I am your "Bear"

How can I make you see?



No more Grandpa's little girl

I am now a stranger



My mind strolls down

Memory Lane

While I try to laugh off

An unimaginable pain



No more Grandpa's little girl

I am now a stranger



As I stare down at this

Shell of the man I knew

I realize...

My Grandfather is already dead

And this man is a

Stranger to me too.



Shan Crider


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Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 10/10/2008 3:03 PM ET
That's so sad. I hope you feel better soon, happier, I guess I should say.
Marta J. (booksnob) - 10/10/2008 9:50 PM ET
Such a sad, debilitating disease... My mother is also declining rapidly, and while she still knows me, I don't think that she will much longer. I can only hope that somewhere deep inside, our loved ones really do remember us.
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 10/10/2008 10:12 PM ET
This is beautifully written. I am sorry for your loss.
Justina C. (stinasstoryspot) - 10/14/2008 11:35 PM ET
So sad!
Roy B. (mountdewboy) - 10/21/2008 9:59 PM ET
Wow! I hate that idea of not knowing ur own family .. I feel one of the worse deases out there..
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