Open Hearts


On my Face Book page I am friends with a gentleman on a poetry page. I have been following him and his thoughts for some time. He was married for over 50 years and lost his beloved wife to Alzheimer’s Disease.

I got permission from Stanton to share his poem with all of you.

We all have lost someone in our lives and if you have not experienced this, you are so lucky. My heart could relate to so many things he was writing about as far as Al goes. Here it is. I hope you enjoy or feel the open heart.

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One Lonely House and One Lonely Man

Come walk around this lonely house with me…

I have nothing here to sell you.

Just some things that I would tell you…

Of a lonely house that June once made a home.

Before the day…that Alzheimer’s took June away.

A Wednesday  in March was the day…

that June went away.

Over there sits our old chairs.

Where June would often sit with me…

And softly say: “I love you Stan!

June is now gone from our home forever …

And this lonely house will never again be a home…

Without June and the Love that we once knew…

Just one lonely house with one lonely man…

and the long lonely nights.

Straight ahead…There’s our bed.

Where we lay, loved and talked together.

See June’s picture on the table…

Doesn’t June look like she’d be able…

to touch me and say…good morning Stan!

In those days when June made this house a home…

Now…Just one lonely house and one lonely man…

and the long lonely nights.

Come walk around this house with me…

one lonely house with one lonely man…

There’s June’s rings and all her things…

June’s clothes are all still in the closets.

The refrigerator door with all of …

…June’s notes, photos , and knacks…

Just as June left them on that day…

that June went away…

That Day my world was torn apart.

that lonely day that broke my heart…

a Wednesday in March was the day.

That Alzheimer’s took June away.

Come walk around this house with me…

I have nothing here to sell you…

Just some things that I would tell you!

Of one lonely house and one lonely man…

and the long lonely nights.

June and Stan 15 March 2005

23 thoughts on “Open Hearts

  1. Beautiful and touching – thanks for sharing. Make me think of one of my favorite film _ Away from Her. – with Julie Christie & Michael Murphy – about a married man that have to stand on the side and watch how his beloved wife forgets she are married and falls in love with somebody else – if you haven’t seen … please do. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491747/

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  2. Beautiful Stan how you used lyrics from George Jones “Grand Tour” and incorporated your heartache, grief and love for June, with his in that song, very very beautiful thank you so much for sharing your heart through your words and thank you Terry for the same.

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  3. Reading this made me feel his loneliness but yet I’m very in tuned to other souls emotions. George Jones sung this right? Very touching especially after my mother lost her husband. Thank you for sharing your story.

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