"Tears in

Dorothy Womack

I wish someone had told me
Before I reached the place
Where torment ruled over me
And showed all over my face

The secrets of the Ages
That life itself goes on ---
No one who is living NOW
Is ever truly gone ----

We dwell in mortal bodies
Our homes for a short time
But our spirits live forever
There is a very fine line

Between life on earth
And life Eternal ---
We step out of our human forms
And know joy!! SUPERNAL!!

Sometimes we even catch a glimpse
Of what awaits beyond
Our limited grasp and vision --
We see, with new eyes, upon

That which many men have sought
To capture or to hold ---
How glorious it is to watch
As DUST is transformed to GOLD!!

Yes, I wish someone had told me
Without my personal knowing ---
That you really were not DYING
Even though I saw you GOING ---
Instead, you were truly GLOWING......

Copyright © 2000 Dorothy Womack
Used by permission of the author.

Dorothy, a daughter of a mother with Alzheimer's,
has her book Passage into Paradise is on her
website at: http://www.geocities.com/womack47/passage.html,
and her poetry about this disease can be found here at Alzheimer's Poetry,
as well as at her site and many others across the Internet.
Dorothy is also a writer for http://www.caregiver.com/
and her articles can be found in the
Alzheimer's Articles section of A Year to Remember. as well.
Email Dorothy at: womack47@charter.net

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