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Failing memories

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Failing memories

I read letters on a screen
no flow
no power
no meaning
Random faces familiar smiles
sad eyes look at me wishing for yesterday

I search inwardly
through interconnected tunnels of electrical wiring
for the right door to the right room 

I am lost

There is no light on
and so i wander frightened, aimlessly
searching for a hidden thread
Which might lead me out, with trophy in hand, to the finish line
But it seems the game is timed
and my clock ticks backwards
And whatever i was seeking, only lived for a short while on the chalked tile that i wrote it on.
And so i grasp the closest thing i can
but it is not enough.... it is never enough

This poem is dedicated to people with Alzheimer and dementia.

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  1. Date: 3/3/2014 11:14:00 PM
    Louise These words are very intense and deep. The power of them comes from deep inside your soul and inner core. You touched on a subject that is all to real for a lot of people. Thanks for the sweet, kind and caring comment on my Past Ruined Future poem. Hugs back at ya

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley
    Date: 3/10/2014 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry