My partner was diagnosed with Lewy Body this year(2011) in April. The rapid decline in his health and abilities have changed my life. Here is a short poem I wrote for him last night as I was reflecting on the past months and what is to come.
My Loved One with Lewy Body
The day has come, the diagnosis
You sit and cry and wonder why.
No better news by prognosis
You expect the the doctors to justify.
I feel so helpless
I am confused,
My tears are endless
A plot?, A muse?
At once you realise, youÂ´re needed now
you stand up straight, you organise.
You ask the Pros, why and how
thereÂ´s not time now to patronise.
You check off tasks
You put on masks
ItÂ´s all so strange.
He comes first,
His ills await you.
The bills not few.
Let it go heÂ´s just a man,
enjoy the times you together laugh
The heavens have a better plan,
Cherish all the time at last.
Aug 06, 2011