Not Afraid …

.from my friend Myrna Norman:

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I was not afraid until
A bully showed his ignorance
By attacking me.

I was not afraid until
My independence was
Substantially curtailed.

I was not afraid until
My tasks became to difficult
To complete.

I was not afraid until
My presence was no
Longer requested.

I was not afraid until
Going for a walk
Became ‘wandering’.

I was not afraid until
My short term memory
Was gone.
 
I was not afraid until
Trying to keep up in a conversation
Became far too difficult.

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I was not afraid when
I learned my journey
Could be happy.

I was not afraid when
My journey had a few dips
But I was able to proceed.

I was not afraid when
Advocating for People with Dementia
Became my life’s work.

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I am not Afraid.

.– by Myrna Norman
shared on 20Feb2021

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original prose, (and permissions) at Myrna’s FaceBook page >> https://www.facebook.com/myrna.norman.12/posts/10160741038681040 .

.Myrna’s index page for projects in this webSpace is at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/myrna-norman/

Links for Symptoms and Strategies is at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/d-info/links-sx-strategies/

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