Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Poetry 

Greetings

Carol M Gross, RN

Abstract

The following was written to help a son's embarrassment because his mother could not remember my name, after months of knowing me.

You do not remember my name.

Your family-says, Of course, Mother,

You know her name.

It is Tamantha Tittlemouse.

But we do not hear

For the smile in tour eyes

Is busy meeting the smile from my eyes

And where it meets it is saving so much.

"I'm glad to see you again."

"It's nice to be with you a little while."

We know each other beyond a label.

What we say to each other in the moment

Is much more important

Than Tamantha Tillemouse.…

The following was written to help a son's embarrassment because his mother could not remember my name, after months of knowing me.

You do not remember my name.

Your family-says, Of course, Mother,

You know her name.

It is Tamantha Tittlemouse.

But we do not hear

For the smile in tour eyes

Is busy meeting the smile from my eyes

And where it meets it is saving so much.

"I'm glad to see you again."

"It's nice to be with you a little while."

We know each other beyond a label.

What we say to each other in the moment

Is much more important

Than Tamantha Tillemouse.

10.3928/0098-9134-19790101-14

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