Alzheimers the Worst Disease
As I sit my mind, it drifts away
Away and away to another day.
In another world past I cannot say
What day it is, what year at play.
I think I need to work, to do
Something from the past, as if it’s new.
Hmm, means I need to call, connect to you
To get the job done, life moving on, it’s true.
I call and asking, speak to you please?
To settle the score and get back to peace.
You stammer and stutter and ask my leave
Leaving me another story yet to weave.
And then I find myself back here
Who is this sitting across from me, I fear!
You smile and hold my hand, calling me dear
I wish I knew who, your name’s not clear.
A stranger, you say you’ve known me long
We lived and loved, sang many a song.
Had kids together, good god this is wrong
I couldn’t have done this, all memory is gone.
Still more stories race into my head
Living the past for the present lies dead.
And actions need to finish as done, well fed
To rest the past back where there I was led.
And in these times as I drift there in space
Hard finding self in a remembered safe place.
Now look in a mirror, who is this face?
Damn so frightened, feeling I have lost the race.
I cannot say I cannot do
This place I’m at is like a zoo.
And though you seem each time as new
I still am frightened, so far from you.
No happy ending, no songs be sung
This world that’s come it is so wrong.
The best is that we play along
The die is cast, as is this song.
For we all know this is not the end
When we pass here around the passing bend.
Again we’ll see our loves and friends
To play again, our Selves to mend.
Perhaps there will clear the clouds of shame
Guilt’s thought we did that have no name.
And find that All is really the same
We together in love, just playing a game.
And there find answers for this and that
And give us reason for where we last sat.
Spending loving days in chewing the fat
Glad it’s all over and now where we are at.
At home, at home, where we belong
Together again to sing our song.
And rest in joy no more seeing wrong
Paid our dues well, into eternity long.
Copyright © brian rusch | Year Posted 2020
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