Sunday, January 06, 2008

Wetcanvas WDE 1-4-08 Wonderful Woody


I drew an ATC of Woody for the WDE on Wetcanvas. He is lisilk's step dad. His photo was one of the 16 she posted for everyone to draw. A strong and sensitive man. Devoted to taking care of his wife who has Alzheimer's.

Alzheimers

I woke up today a feeling of terror
Got up, walked by, and looked in the mirror
Who is that person staring back at me?
Where did they come from, who do I see?

Changes are expected, they are the norm
But what the heck happened, that can’t be my form
Where is my picture, please let me see
Where are my thoughts, where can they be?

Living with strangers, why am I here?
Looking around me filled with fear
Don’t I have loved ones, none come around
I only see empty, I only see frowns

I woke up today, a feeling of glee
Looked in the mirror and what did I see
Staring back at me my shining face
Feeling so peaceful, no need to race

I see my beloveds looking at me
Filled with sadness, why, what do they see?
Can’t they see that today I am here
Not so tomorrow, no memories held dear

I woke up today, a feeling of terror
Got up, walked by, and looked in the mirror
Who is that person staring back at me?
Where did they come from, who do I see?......

Jeanne Grant 1-29-06

4 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Jeanne, beautiful drawing and an absolutely wonderful poem. Wow.

Thank you for sharing. Hope you are feeling better.

Joan said...

You did an excellent job on the portrait and the poem!!!

Jeanette said...

Wonderful drawing Jeanne and the poem haunting.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Both the poem and drawing are beautiful.