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I Cannot Find It

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I Cannot Find It

once upon a time 
I was an interesting fellow 
now soft and mellow
I am a man looking for myself
I know I have a past but I cannot find it

I am sitting in a place 
that can no longer hold me  
watch out 
prepare yourself 
it is worse than you think 
I know I have a past but I cannot find it 

I am a mirror, a reflection of who I was 
my mind is a blank but it keeps on going 
my eyes seem abandoned like stones
the brain is a powerful thing, a thing to play with 
to paste cherished memories 
show ideas and feel love  
stillness stabs at my heart
nothing knows me as I know nothing 
where did all the memories go
do they live in my dreams
I have forgotten 
I know I have a past but I cannot find it

I am afraid I do not know your name 
god bless you 
come back again 

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 1:17:00 PM

    Beautiful piece, Betty. Interesting and deeply written. Enjoyable overall. Check out some of mine. Peace.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:12:00 PM

    gosh, was Frank right? Was this about dementia? I was thinking at first it was maybe about past lives. VERY nice!!

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:29:00 AM

    still has me thinking,,,, i love this beautiful write

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:03:00 AM

    Great reflections, poetic escape of memory. I find dis awesome!

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:31:00 AM

    Hi Betty, A truly poignant write..Kudos.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 11:17:00 AM

    melancholic but beautifully expressed... a fog of a mind can make memoeries go blank and you have managed to convey this with such poetic appeal, betty.. :) huggs

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 3:18:00 AM

    I'm no stranger to Dementia....i've watched many family members...including recently my mother go through this... before she passed ...2 hrs before her 97th something better... this is wonderful writing Betty... AWESOME!!

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 1:39:00 PM

    Betty, wow... where has it all gone.. how deep and sad it all slipped away... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 2:45:00 PM

    This poet has hidden power, if only he can find it! Keep on searching...