Saying Good-bye
22 November, 2008
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


Her life is ending
It's never pretty, the end
She has lived a long life
The last 5 she has been but a shell

She doesn't know who we are
or who she is.
Memories are but a wisp
of a crossing thought

The person I loved is no longer there
The light in her eyes in knowing me is gone
No longer does she know love or hate
She can no longer feel.

It's sad her ending
We all have loved her dearly
But the person we loved for so long
has already passed years ago

It's still sad, It still hurts
Mourning; no longer seeing her face
But she would not want to live like this
Now her end is near

Gathering around her are her loved ones
of today and yesterday
We will say our sad good-byes
as her past loved ones welcome her home

------- Author's Notes -------

I got the sad news of my grandma is in kidney failure. She is 92 and has had Alzheimer's for 5 years. She no longer knows who we are.. I'm sad with my memories of the younger her..
I love you grandma... I miss you..


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrye* ( -- Saturday, November 22 2008, 08:49 pm


i am sorry to hear about your Grandma's recent diagnosis.
i can relate, Alzheimer's is such an ugly disease that destroys a person life while alive..Alzheimer's took my Father-in-Law away from me. Sadly,the disease forced me to say good bye ...way before he expired. he still is a part of who i am today.. i wrote a poem in regards to this "Dream me your Dream" Great job are in my prayers..God Bless...
shiloh ( -- Friday, December 5 2008, 07:33 am

my thoughts are with you...

while your thoughts, expressed so well, are beautiful. such a warm and heartfelt tribute to one you love... peace... hank
Bipedalguy ( -- Saturday, December 6 2008, 01:57 pm

The Long Good-by

I offer my sincere condolences regarding the sad news. I just lost a friend to Alzheimer's. He was in his fifties. Earlier, I lost my mother to something with similar symptoms. For the last 5 years she was unable to live in her home alone. She was 94, but it's still sad.
Your tribute shows beautifully, your love for your Grandma.
God bless you Becky, and Grandma too.
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