Silence Has A Voice

Blogs, email, text, twitter, FaceBook and occasionally, a phone call or face to face talk.  So many ways to connect to others. But how do we connect with friends and family who have dementia and are losing or have lost these lines of communication?  I wrote this poem during the final stages of my mother’s journey through Alzheimer’s. I think it’s what she would have said.

Silence Has a Voice


My memories of yesterday

Will become distorted over time

The written word will lose its strength

A verse will have no rhyme


The laughs we shared will pass me by

My words will make no sense

Such simple things we once enjoyed

Will often make me tense


Old photographs will fade away

Your face will lose its name

You’ll think I’ve traveled far away

But my heart will know you came


No need for words nor bouquets bright

No trinkets made of gold

No promise for tomorrow’s light

Just your hand for me to hold


Your love’s the only treasure

It will endure through all the pain

Just speak to me in silence

You’ll be my sunshine in the rain



Black stained glass graces the tangerine wings that rest upon mossy green foliage while hints of dandelion yellow tickle about

Perhaps you have a loved one who just needs to hold your hand. Don’t miss the chance to visit with him or her. Words aren’t always necessary. Silence has a voice.


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