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Poem: Love Left Behind

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Poem Summary

Love left behind is about my Mother's struggle with her husband who suffered from Alzheimer's. Eventually he had to be placed in a nursing home. Covid-19 made it impossible to have normal visitation. She often saw him through a glass window where they attempted to talk. Unexpectedly God called him home leaving her to walk through this life without him by her side.



"Gone Too Soon" by Daughtry

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Love Left Behind

He was hidden behind walls

lost in a world

she can not understand,

somewhere between childhood

and being a man.


Trapped inside a building

away from family and friends,

protected from this virus

spreading across the land.


She misses his friendly smile

each moment of the day,

listening for his childlike laughter

to echo through the walls.


Her heart aches

watching his favorite chair sit empty,

with kitty roaming the floor

waiting for him to walk through the door.


She is taken by surprise

when God reaches down his gentle hand

guiding his soul to heaven,

leaving her alone to face another day.


Like an earthquake it shatters her heart

making her blood run cold

struggling to make it through the night

with tears staining the edge of her pillow,

wanting to feel his embrace

one last time.

"Heaven Was Needing A Hero" by Jo Dee Messina

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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