I can Only Hope For The Best
It's Midnight, a new day.
Come Daylight I can only hope for the best.
I've put him back to bed twice now,
With darkness comes confusion
Because he has forgotten how.
Even the simplest things.
This man I have known for twenty-nine years
Has slipped away bit by bit before my very eyes.
To the outside world he looks normal
Those close can see the empty shell.
This is a man that once could tell you anything
You wanted to know about a vending machine,
To a man that can't tie his own shoes.
Imagine being in a foreign country,
Where you don't know the language
And you don't know where you are.
Constantly looking for someone familiar.
He knows his time is near
He tells me all the time.
He is constantly in fear
Because he knows he is getting worse.
As each day dawns,
There will be something new
that he isn't able to do
I tell him "That's ok"
I still love you.
Earlene Goff August 1, 2007