by Sarah Fagan
It’s hard to say when it happened but I knew
Your memory had started to fade and something was
different about you
Your mind would go back to when you were young.
Confusion filled your head
You thought you were too young to have a
granddaughter, so I became your friend
You would always ask the same questions
"What’s your name?"
"Where do you live?"
"Where do you go to school?"
And I was always happy to spend time with you
My dad told me that it might be your last day.
I came over to see you right away
As I walked through the door and up the stairs
I saw my family wiping away tears
I took a deep breath and kept my tears inside
So when I walked in your room you could see me smile
I sat on your bed, said “Hi Pop-Pop” and took your
hand in mine
You hadn’t spoken in days but somehow managed to say
It was hard for you to speak but I knew just what to
Because you always asked me the same questions every
I told you my name, where I live, and where I go to
Then you surprised everyone because you laughed and
I’ll always cherish the time we spent together,
Even towards the end
Because it was when you forgot you had a
That I became your friend