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Imagine - If It All Ends this Way

Imagine all those things we love so well - the scent of sweet perfume or baking bread - have disappeared; we’ve lost our sense of smell, and with that loss, fond memories have fled! We must learn to adapt but are still graced with an ability we can’t believe is soon to perish too - our sense of taste! All food now loses flavor, and we grieve. But the worst is yet to come, and what we fear arrives one day, and all the world must mourn, for not one soul is able now to hear! We stay with loved ones not to be forlorn and cling to them when comes the loss of sight. . . our final plight - to fade into the night. *The other day I watched a movie on cable called Perfect Sense. It inspired me to write this poem. Just think of it - to lose our senses one by one until the only thing left is to cling to a loved one. That was a very intense movie!

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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 4:12:00 AM my poem ---in your blue eyes>>

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:36:00 PM
    I can't believe I missed this one the first time around. As someone who loves reading, painting, singing, etc., I think you have described my worst nightmare here! Fantastic job! And to answer your question on my kimo - I was actually imagining the lake as an open wound, which is why I described the lake water as blood... Yep, my imagination is kinda wacky sometimes!

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Sounds like an intense movie and you captured it well. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:17:00 PM
    must be awful - seriously thought provoking, my friend

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Good food for thought. As one not getting any younger, I must say that all of these senses are on the wane, most only mildly, but I can imagine a total loss. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 6:54:00 AM
    What great muse, in ideal form. Enjoyed my visit!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:17:00 PM
    love the different pace you express here.. a strong image if we fall into it one day... i wish to fade into this night... I learned how to accept if and when it ends this way... dark seeds one can ignite on such a final plight... always~ pd

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Sounds like a great movie. You asked me a while back if my woes started from the broken neck and the answer is yes that was back in 1986. I wasn't in much pain back than but now that I'm older here it comes. I always keep im mind how fortunate I am. There's nothing like the smell of baked bread. Very nice sonnet.

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:41:00 AM
    been there Andrea, thankful for modern miracles in this poem,, the movie inspires you and you in turn, inspires us....

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Yes, our senses keep us in tune with the world..It would be awful just to loose one of them..I know a lady whose husband pushed her out of a vehicle while going down the road at 55 miles an hour..She lost her sense of smell from the accident..He spent five years in prison..Her injury is permanent and he is now back out of prison living the same life..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 12:24:00 PM
    And of these, love is the greatest. I am a rock. I cling to the moss. The water ripples oer' my back. With my friend moss, I do not lack. A spirit lives inside your dreams. When all is lost, it's not as it seems. The scent of sight and taste of touch. Without our love, we have no crutch. A thought invoking write Andrea. May peace be with you when you see the light.

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Really wonderfully written about the loss of senses one by one until to cling to loved one. Nice, thanks for your comment. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 8:52:00 AM
    A great Sonnet here Andrea inspired by that Movie.We must retain the sense of TOUCH while clinging to our loved ones:)

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 3:36:00 AM
    Wow Andrea, this is deep, i just could not imagine if i have to lose my senses one by one until all gone, really a tragic... Your poem makes me wander more into my imaginations, and I really have a good tome in it :D - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 8:43:00 PM
    lovely poem. love the way you end the poem into a fade into the night. SandyIvy

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:56:00 PM
    I think as we lose one sense another intensifies. Maybe when we lose them all we gain a sixth sense that will reach out beyond our earthly bounds. Don't know. Just imagining. Enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Andrea you must have picked up on my wavelenghts or viceversa, I am writing a poem along similiar lines which I started posting up yesterday but I thought I could expand on it more so I am working on it.Like the subject matter and provokes thoughts.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 3:44:00 PM
    i just can't imagine how life would be without our senses. That would be awful. Losing part of ourselves -that is what amounts to. And if we lose all of it - ha we would be a cripple -relying on others to translate, to live through. What a wasted life that would be. I shudder at the thought. Good write, Andrea. Thought provoking!

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 3:01:00 PM
    what an awful thought! you've described this possibility so well, though...

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Andrea; This is a very good poem and to be inspired by a movie. I already wrote the name down. I hope I see it one day. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla