Don’t ask me to Remember
Episode # 71
One of the things I constantly hear from veteran pod casters is be where your audience is. The people that are listening to your podcast are hanging out in certain places such as Facebook, LinkedIn, that kind of thing. You need to be where they are. You need to be able to talk to them. You need to find out what they’re thinking what they’re talking about what they have questions about.
So this week I went and joined several caregiving for dementia support groups on Facebook. This week’s episode. Don’t ask me to remember is something that was shared by Sherrie Smith in one of the Facebook groups that I had joined. It reads as follows.
Don’t ask me to remember.
Do not try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you’re with me.
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.
I’m confused be on your concept.
I am sad, sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you with me at all cost.
Do not lose your patience with me.
Do not scold or curse my crying.
I can’t help the way I’m acting.
Can’t be different though I try.
Just remember that I need you.
The best to me is gone.
Please don’t fail to stand beside me.
Love me tell my life is done.
I found it very hard to read that in Facebook. I also had a hard time doing this podcast on this subject. Because I too like Sherrie Smith, every time I read it. I think of mom.
After reading this and working on the podcast. I give this poem to Michael and Stephanie to read. As I thought they didn’t take the saying or the poem same way I did.
Though they did read it, and they do seem to understand it. It just doesn’t seem to affect either one of them. The way, did me. I guess that’s because mom is my Mama, and Mama will always be Mama. And I will always love her even after her life is done.