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May the Only Thing One Remembers

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May the Only Thing One Remembers

(On Having Alzheimer's Disease) 

Pondering words for some lines that may rhyme 
Trying once more for a poem to pop up just in time 
Shaking hands while scribbling of a thought now so scarce 
Soaring afar to nowhere, to the moon or to Mars. 

The vastness of the space offers nothing  but void 
To an irreconcilable mind not even by Gestalt or Freud 
When isolation from remembrance should stand as a force 
One cannot react to either luck or a curse 

Detained in confusion and learning to retard 
Senses are dulled and perception are blurred 
But the journey is not over as others are expectant 
For you to show up the same witty and vibrant 

A friend would wish you'd be freed from detention 
From that cell so gloomy and akin to oblivion 
Sympathetic and tearful as love ones hear of your case 
When the doctor declares you have Alzheimer's Disease 

It's no use of regretting or of crying some more 
That to shed a tear is not at all a cure 
But a smile to show is cheering in waking up each day 
May the only thing one remembers before departing our way. 

Date & Time of Writing: 
December 28, 2011 
2:05pm – 2:42pm 

I just happened to watch Ronald Reagan's hilarious moments and his finals days suffering with Alzheimer's Disease as posted in the internet.

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