My name is Jan, I’m here, I’m OK-
I say this because he cannot see the light of day!
My mates sight is leaving bit by bit-
His perception is just giving him a fit!
He tries to be brave & pretend he can see-
But stumbling steps are a nuisance for he!
He wants to make sure I am by his side-
He calls out my name & I do abide.
I state my name & let him know I’m near-
So he can rest assure he has not a fear!
He wants to know if I’m OK-
So by my side he will closely stay.
Within 10 to 20 feet I am close by-
For the last 4 years, yes, sometimes I cry.
Cry for the return of his former self-
When he had the freedom to rely on himself.
NO, it is not easy this growing old-
Especially when your mind, but not your heart, has been stole!
Stolen by a disease – alzheimers – it is sad indeed-
Please, Lord, guide us through this with all of your speed!!!