Always Remember I Love You

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By Robina Rader

I may forget.
In a cruel game of hide and seek,
hard-earned knowledge and a lifetime of memories
prove ever more elusive.

I get confused in parking lots,
can’t find things in my kitchen,
get lost in the middle of a thought.
Doors are closing in my mind,
locking me out – out of my past, out of my self.

And worst of all, the day will come
when I look at you with blank eyes
and push you away, unaware
that I love you.
So promise that you will remember
when I forget.

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9 thoughts on “Always Remember I Love You

  1. This reminds me so much of my Great- Grandmother when she began suffering from dementia.

    What you have here, sparked some feelings that I had tucked away. This made me feel them again. That’s great writing! Thank you.

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