Poem – The Football Game

Another beautiful poem written by a daughter which captures her mother living with dementia at a football game. Thank you Kelly Carder for submitting your poem. Enjoy everyone!

The Football Game

She sat in the stands holding my hand

She was there to watch her great-grandsons play in the band

The game was crowded and loud

Confusion covered her face like a shroud

Here eyes looked scared as she clutched at my hand

Until I gently reminded her to look over at the band

She might get confused and call them different names

But as she caught sight of the boys, she remembered why she came

With no make up on her face, hair messy and blowing in the wind

She barely resembled the woman she once had been

The memory thief has stolen so much

I am thankful she finds comfort in my touch

One day soon my name will fade

But I know deep in her heart I will always stay

Mom I know this is a path you did not want to take

But I will love you forever and be thankful for the memories we make.

Kelly Carder wrote this poem after taking her mom with Alzheimer’s to watch her great grandsons march at a football game.

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