Smiling through the tears.

Seek solace in the sparkle and warmth of a grin,

It gives comfort when strength is depleted within.

An audience, once captivated, cushions the blow,

Brings words of encouragement when the spirit is low.


Disconnections and roadblocks that weren’t there before,

The brain’s infrastructure in harmony no more.

An incredible mind that taught me so much,

Defiant dementia resolute in its clutch.


The eyes speak a language that words cannot find,

Tangled wires of confusion, devastation of mind.

The brain remonstrates with this evil disease,

But dementia destroys all the pathways with ease.


An unwelcome intruder determined to steal,

A long, painful journey with no time to heal.

This disease can’t break bonds; the foundations are tough,

The knowledge we’re there for my dad is enough.



2 thoughts on “Smiling through the tears.

  1. That’s just perfect, Soph, it says it all. Those misfiring neurons and jumbled connections are so destructive, but love can still get through. I tread this path with you, Soph, and send love to you. ❤❤❤xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Love you Gini. 💙 It’s an exhausting, heartbreaking and painful journey, but together we can lift each other through the tough days. Always here for you. Xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx ❤


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