Hello my name is,
Wait what did you just ask.
I’m not sure what to say right now,
It’s such a painful task.
I remember I was raised by mom,
Cause dad left when I was two.
But remembering both my daughters names,
I just can’t seem to do.
Now every day I wake up,
And don’t know where I’ve been.
I want to reach and cry for help,
But don’t know how to begin.
And now it’s time to shower,
How does that go again?
I want to shed a tear and cry,
Now how do I begin?
Give me a minute and let me try,
To figure out this task.
Hey wait that’s cold and close the door,
Why should I have to ask?
I sit and wait I’m not sure why,
No one understands,
I need to leave and make it home,
My families in demand.
I’m tired as this day drags on,
What’s in front of me?
It looks like a plate of pudding,
As far as I can see.
Am I suppose to eat this,
What is this on my plate,
What happen to my normal food?
Please I don’t want to hate.
So if I’m angry or disgruntled,
Please try and understand.
I don’t mean any disrespect,
I’m confused it’s not my plan.
I ask for understanding,
Patience if you may.
To bear with my afflicted state,
It changes every day.
But it doesn’t mean I don’t need love,
And care straight from the heart.
I’ll do my best to keep my end,
And hope you’ll do your part.
Written by Sonny Gonzalez, whom I met a a Dementia Beyond Drugs training in Austin Tx. I was facilitating with Sonya Barsness and Dr. Al Power and Sonny shared this with us all.