Dementia…Out of the Cage and Dwindling Away

Utah Jay By Utah Jay, 9th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/457akpr0/
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This is a story of day in the life of a couple of old fools who like to spend time with each other. The streets we live on and travel over, the world around us and the worry that life is slipping away...Maybe seven years the Doctors say.

Dementia…Out of the Cage and Dwindling Away



b]Dementia…Out of the Cage and Dwindling Away

Just east of us
And down the road
A spell
Runs a little river,
It is muddy
Most of the year, but
I do believe
It is famous
Or at least
Well known
By the fish
Who swim there

On these hot
Summer days
.

Before We Leave


Before we leave

I go outside
And start the motor,
Closing the door behind me,
I always look
Under the car.
Sometimes
There is
An old gray cat
Who likes to sleep there.

I Do Believe


I do believe
We must wake him
Before we leave,
Because
There is no telling
What a startled cat
Will do,

On the Corner


And on the corner
Of a 106th
And Minor Way
And old man
Will be smiling in the street,
He lives close by
I think
And he loves to wave
Goodbye
Whenever he escapes.

Dwindling Away


Dwindling Away

As a saddle broke horse
dwindles his time away
on the open range
un-rode , un-shode
and un-attended,
he reverts back
to his wilder days.

Men Too


Men too
dwindle away
in the idleness of nothing,
forgetting
that it is what we do
in the eyes of no-one
that matters most.


Words and pictures by uTAH jAY

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And Cats, And The Old Man Waves, Cars, Cats, Life, Life After Death, Life Changing, Life Experience, Life Journey, Life Lessons, Life Poetry, Life Span, Lifestyle, Lifetimes

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Retired
9th Apr 2015 (#)

Great piece. (and awesome pictures for a cat lover....ME)

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Apr 2015 (#)

Utah, you paint a picture with your words. That is a true artist. Blessings to you. Great pictures!

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author avatar Shamarie
9th Apr 2015 (#)

This is an awesome piece, Utah Jay! I like "On The Corner" and the picture of An Old Man. Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Retired
9th Apr 2015 (#)

Your words and pictures...right on!

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author avatar Carol Roach
11th Apr 2015 (#)

very powerful

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author avatar Mariah
11th Apr 2015 (#)

such beautifully moving words...the images are perfect for the piece

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author avatar Retired
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Loved your poems and photos, but I'm wondering if it was intentional that I see only the top of the old horse because he was dwindling away, or whether the photo just didn't load properly. .

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Jessica.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Nancy.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Shamarie, I think it is the best verse in the poem as well.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you LeRain.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol. This is the first chance I have had to get back to the computer since last Wednessday.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Mariah, I can't tell you how happy I am to see you back.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you BarbRad, no the photo is that way because the poem is speaking of a saddle horse and the picture is of a draft horse, so I could only show her head, as her body would give her away...Just too big to ride.

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author avatar spirited
15th Apr 2015 (#)

"Dwindling away."

At least some of us had something once to dwindle away from.

Some more of us just dwindle and fritter along in our lives from its beginning.

I am one of these types.

I can't imagine you to be such a dwindler, Utah Jay. You have too much life in you still to live, and to share with others.

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author avatar Kingwell
16th Apr 2015 (#)

Have you considered publishing your poetry in a book? Blessings.

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