Tuesday Blog Promo – Oct 1st

This week’s Blog Promotion is:

Fountains of Hope Poetry
Don’t Forget:
Riverside Peace is an Award Free Blog and I won’t be setting up another Award. Tuesday Blog Promotion will be my way of showing my appreciation of my followers. There’s nothing for you to do to earn the promotion. Just simply keep blogging the way you do.

Chrissy at Riverside Peace

Lost – (September is World Alzheimer’s Month)


Tears roll down her sunken cheeks
Sorrow falls from all she seeks
Where have they gone?

Silent weeping, full of dread
Photos stand beside her bed
No longer mean a thing.

Recollections of a lifetime friend
She cannot comprehend
What was her name again?

Misplaced images, shapeless faces
Times past gone, she embraces
Within a puzzled mind—

Unsure of the man beside her lies
Sleep won’t come to heavy eyes
Why can’t she remember?

Dark hours bring loss and sadness
Barely surviving utter madness
Tortures a baffled mind.

Laughter echoes through the day
Someone brought a big bouquet
Who was that nice young man?

Foreign words, vague identities
Now she speaks obscenities
Unable to say things clear—

Caring physicians calm her protests
Guide her through painless tests
Why can’t she tell the time?

Rejecting yet another embrace
To just become another face
Mirrored in her children’s eyes.

© Chrissy Siggee

This poem is dedicated to those who suffer from Dementia,
and to those that have been forgotten.

Archived in Poetry Mix by Chrissy at Riverside Peace

In the Silence

Sweet solitude of silence
Brushes against my soul—
With a touch of His presence,
He brings rest to my bones.

Verses of faith drift through me,
Soothing battered senses—
Inspired in the silence,
He captivates my heart.

God’s Holiness bathes me,
Tender anointing falls—
In compassion He gives me
His peace in the silence.

Gems of joy, whispered hope,
Shown in His love and grace
Consoling in the silence…
He kisses away my tears.

©  Chrissy Siggee

Archived in
Christian Poetry by Chrissy at Riverside Peace