Alzheimers

Curt Mongold By Curt Mongold, 9th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2l3ok6z5/
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When a loved one is afflicted with this debilitating disease, everyone suffers.

Alzheimers

I've seen it all with these two eyes
and now I've come to realize
that all that ever really dies
is whispered in the softest sighs

of memories that go astray
as currents blow the curtain's fray
like pictures fading into grey-
how cruel to take my life away.

You say I know you but your face
some way somehow I cannot place
you give to me your warm embrace
that sadly time will soon erase.

All that's left are memories
but then cruel Fate erases these
each day is taken by disease
I beg you, let me keep them please!

As life becomes opaque like frost,
a sinking ship on oceans tossed
your love and patience pay the cost
to help me save what will be lost.

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Alzheimer Disease, Alzheimers Illness, Family Health, Family Members, Family Relationships, Poetry About Life, Poetry And Rhyme, Poetry On Life, Poetry With Meaning

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author avatar Curt Mongold
I like to think I am a poor man's Poe. I write to express myself in terms both honest and forthright. Well, most of the time anyways.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Feb 2012 (#)

A tribute to remember all the love given in better times - siva

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