Into the mist

by Kelvin Green Amateur

Into the mist

by Kelvin Green | Amateur

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He used to be a soldier, in the deep and distant past
Fought hard for his country proud and British to the last
In Aden, Northern Ireland wherever there was need
Strong and brave, commanded men who always paid him heed
As time led him older. He chose a different track
Raising funds for charities giving something back
Then glad too take retirement, he moved his home to Wells
Not far from the cathedral, where he loved to hear the bells

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Into the mist, into the mist
Every day, deeper in the mist

His house was full of memories, regimental things
He loved his annual trips to Lourdes, helping gave him wings
Until one day he realised life had one awful twist
His memory was fading as he walked into the mist
At first it wasn’t too bad, he just kept losing things
Perhaps it’s just forgetfulness, the aging process brings
As time went on and things got worse unable to resist,
He knew it was a one way trip as he walked into the mist.

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As the mist got thicker friends knew he couldn’t cope
He left his home one last time when had lost all hope
To sell a house of memories it really wasn’t fair
The government decreed that he must pay for his care
The last time that I saw him, he didn’t know my name
I wonder how he felt, I knew he’d never be the same
I’m sure if he was able, the words he’d say to me
Each day I am a little less of who I used to be.

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DESCRIPTION
A true story about a good friend of mine who is now in a care home in Wells suffering from dementia. He described his condition as walking slowly into the mist.
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