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Below is the poem entitled Perplexed which was written by poet Karen Dominick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Poet's Notes

I posted this poem for my loving, beautiful mother who, in the last 6 of her 84 years, had dementia.  From my view, it was the best and worst time of her life.   

A blessing in diguise this blurring of the mind, allowing her to be so full of joy in the present moment - no future, no past - finally free to let go of any painful memories. 
It also was her darkest curse - her confused mind stalked her, hiding in moments of clarity & then striking with such sudden force, she felt true fear in her heart that she had missed something very important and precious.  

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It’s hard to tell anymore If that’s you knocking at my door With my blurry view I really haven’t a clue I just want to believe in me, before it’s my time leave I am again a child Innocent and wild Are the roses really red? What was it you said? I want to kiss you But they tell me you're already dead Now I’m hanging on by a silver thread I don’t know what lies ahead So please give me my daily bread And tell me it’s all in my head What in the world can be next? Do not dare ask me; I am perplexed

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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:48:00 PM
    Life can be very just has to accept it I guess. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 4:43:00 PM
    Good rhyming and descriptiveness. Sometimes I feel perplexed when I get up in the morning as well.

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 5:13:00 PM
    love it...every rose has a thorn and every road has a turn

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 11:42:00 AM
    May your week bring you good health,may your heart overflow with love, and may your life bring you amazing inspiration to continue your writing. I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning and thank you for sharing it Karen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 8:42:00 AM
    i am perplexed after reading this poem. It sounds like a death poem.