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    My mother lies sedated in hospice care and I can't make out what she's saying. Later she sleeps soundly and I don't disturb her. The room is quiet with subdued lighting and rain spatters on the window. What is she thinking about? Past times in Liverpool perhaps... the war when she met my father, a physiotherapist with the Royal Air Force. She served in the ATS, helped monitor the German bombers coming to rain bombs on the docks of Merseyside. The drone of the raiders' Heinkels.


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    Sound of ack ack fire
    the promise of a date snatched
    when he's next on leave
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    Lovely that Chris and I can relate to it in so many ways, thanks,
    Mart
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    Nice sentiment Chris, my mum had a similar role in the war.

    Thanks,
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    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.

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    Lets' hope she is dreaming about you... Peace be with you both..

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    Dreaming of her wonderful son and husband.
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

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    Hello Mart, Dazza, Naked Lilac and Spike

    Thank you each for your kind comments and thoughts. I appreciate the best wishes at this difficult time. I am an only child so it makes the burden even greater.

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    Thanks Chris,

    You have lots of friends here on Yo, and we are all here for you. We also appreciate how difficult it must be for you right now. Your mum can be very proud.

    Daz
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    Thanks again, Daz. Here's another one:

    Not About Death

    This poem is not about death,
    the slow breath of the sedated woman,
    her reddened lips sunken because
    someone lost her dentures, her son

    pacing the worn wall-to-wall carpet
    in the peaceful midnight common room,
    deciding not to drink another cup of black
    coffee from the pot steaming next to the TV

    as it broadcasts another episode of unreality.

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    George, .CT. in sole receipt
    of mother's love, as ever, sweet

    the cruelest separation
    cannot deny a lifetime of devotion


    You are there Chris, where you have always been. Your mother too wont ever leave you.

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    Thanks, Oudeis.

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    Chris, my thoughts are with you to.

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    Hi Chris, having just lost my Father to dementia, I know exactly how you are feeling. Its an unreal state of mind losing a parent, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Kathy x
    To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

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    Thanks for your kind messages and thoughts, Kathy and burkhilly. Sorry to hear about your Dad, Kath. Yes it is... sad, sad, sad, but remember the good times and when they were well.

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    Mama Loved Mussels

    As a main meal that is. A dozen green lip mussels on the half shell. For me, maybe, as a snack or a first course, rarely. Mama tucked into a bowl of the blue-black shellfish at Bertha's Dining Room in Fells Point, Baltimore. Not for her Mussels Casino, Mussels Marinara di Amore, Mussels in Curry Cream Sauce, or Southern California Cioppino with 1 pound of mussels, cleaned and debearded.

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    Amore Amore Amore

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    Ah that Mrs. George
    on beardless mussels she did gorge

    no talk of ninjas with this gel
    she was the hero with the half-shell

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    Thanks, Oudeis.

    Cheers

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    Hi Chris ,

    I'm hopeless typing /writing words Chris ,
    But i wanted you to know that i'm thinking of you & of course your mum ,

    Love Karen xx
    Karen

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    Hi Karen

    I really appreciate your good thoughts, Karen. Thanks. I am receiving a lot of nice messages from my friends here and elsewhere.

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    Wer'e All here for you Chris anytime

    Karen xx
    Karen

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    You'll think i'm mad but every time i pass your old house in A H A i actually think about you .

    Karen xx
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeous View Post
    You'll think i'm mad but every time i pass your old house in A H A i actually think about you .

    Karen xx
    Wow. That's nice. Thanks!

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