Sunday, March 16, 2008


The light shone
And I thought
She's not all gone
But that light
Was a reflection
of what once was
And now is not

Paula Farris, Copyright 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

Will It Be Me?

Will It Be Me?

Will it be me
On the outside looking in
And not recognizing what I see

Will it be me
Lost and confused, loney
And not knowing that it's me

Will it be me
To have to experience
To no longer be

All that I was
All that I am
All that I had hoped to be

Will it be me?

Copyright 2008, Paula Farris

Alzheimers--A Word I Never Wanted to Need to Know How to Spell

There are things in life we don't want to ever have to do--bury a child, lose a limb, have a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease.

Memory loss, dementia, or an actual diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease none of them are pleasant. None of them are easy. All of them are heartbreaking.

To watch your Mother--your 4-H Leader--your cheerleader--the woman who nursed you when you were sick, need you to nurse her . . .

I never wanted to need to know how to spell Alzheimers.

And I certainly didn't want to have to deal with it.