I Will Carry on, and Let You Forget

Burdened, with the memories of someone who’d lost her/his memories here…

I will carry on, and let you forget, because that, is my duty, obligation (I HATE that word!), and responsibilities, of being your child.  I will carry on, and let you forget, as your memories had, faded, little, by little, each and every day, and on some days, you can’t even recall who I am!

I will carry on, and let you forget, so, don’t worry, mom, it’s okay if you don’t know who any of us is, I’ll be there, to remind you.  We’ll sort through those yellowed photographs, and I will tell you the stories about them, as you’d told me when I was a child.

I will carry on, and let you forget, you’ll no longer, be burdened with the painful memories of your past now, they’re mine, to carry.  I will carry on, and let you forget, because I’m your caretaker, and, there’s NO one else who wanted this DEAD-END (b/c that, is what this is!!!) job.

I will carry on, and let you forget, and, your memories, they’re fading by the day, and one day, they’ll be like those candles on your birthday cake, completely blown out, and, the two of us will be, in the darkness…………

I will carry on, and let you forget, because that, is what I’m supposed to do, and soon, you won’t remember any details from your past, you won’t even recognize me, your own flesh-and-blood, but I will still be right here, beside you.

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