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  • Writer's pictureLickety Glitz

Oh you Kings and Queens of Dementia

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

A reminder to myself that even when I stumble and fall I am still a dementia warrior.


Oh you Kings and Queens of Dementia


Who are trapped in the throes of the disease


I wish you a smooth path


Dappled with unexpected joys, unabashed love


To light the darkness


And a peaceful passing


When it is your turn to move on


Oh you Sons and Daughters of Dementia


You Spouses, you Lovers, you Friends


Who toil in service to those snug in your heart


I wish you courage


When you are empty, worn thin


Oh to us on the front lines


Who do battle everyday


The brain has turned against us


Yet we soldier on


Warriors living with


Champions fighting for


Peace


Lest we forget, we are


Heroes


Of home spun castles


Of memory care fortresses


Champions


Who will lay down our swords in sorrow, in gratitude


When the battle is finally lost


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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Jan 07, 2020

MG, you have my heart. Thank you for letting me know our journey has made a difference on the path you are still treading. I will need your words when it is my turn to be where you are.


Peace to you as you continue to heal and grieve.

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MG
Jan 07, 2020

I gasped and then wept when I read this. My mom died in September. Oh, those last three lines. Oh. I was going to say, "You have no idea..." but of course you do, exquisitely. Good tears. Thanks.

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