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Best Dementia Poems

Below are the all-time best Dementia poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of dementia poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Lost To Dementia
Night of the dark soul 
demons infiltrate 
the gap between self
and oblivion. 

Your mind’s a fragile  
dysfunctional place
that is under siege
and cannot be saved.


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Categories: dementia, august, crazy, emotions, feelings,
Form: Blank verse

I see her sitting in her chair
The wheels are locked in place
My gaze is met by hollow eyes
No expression on her face

It's clear she does...

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Categories: dementia, life, sympathy, life, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dementia

voices, this tapestry sewn of broken threads
murmured words  that now spell confusion
attempt to smile, a troubled mask we see instead
voices, this tapestry sewn of...

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Categories: dementia, confusion,
Form: Triolet
Sperm Whale Dementia
Sperm Whale Dementia.

Here I am an old Sperm whale,
A swimming in the deep,
Sucking on the Crill, inhale, 
As fearless I do leap.

And then I come...

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Categories: dementia, adventure, old, old,
Form: Ballad
My dear children don’t bother coming to pray or mourn
Whether it’s the hottest sunset or frosted dawn
You were supposed to be my kids and help...

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Categories: dementia, cheer up, cry, death,
Form: Blank verse

She sits by herself in the dayroom
absent-mindedly taking her med,
her head is a blank, she knows nothing,
braceleted, brought to her bed.

Sedation has settled her nightmares

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Categories: dementia, confusion,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The D Word
Sitting and gazing at the world through the window.

Silence is broken with whistles of wind, 
rustling through lifeless leaves.
As specks of rain trickle down panes...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dementia, angst, relationship, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I am Me, Set me Free
I am given to you by Creator Himself
My Limbs long to grow straight and tall
Bathed in sunlight from above, paying homage
Fulfilling my God given task

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Categories: dementia, cancer, creation, environment, health,
Form: Ode
Whiskey on the rocks, advised by my doc
combats dementia, so bring on the blocks
no need for a glass;  I'll have me the bottle
with a...

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Categories: dementia, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Sam Ebenezer
a sad ol' geezer
was lamenting his shrinkage of late:
my worthless ding-a-ling
is a bell without ring
my manhood in diminishing state
From whence I salute
is thin...

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Categories: dementia, funny, lost, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I SIT SOBBING
I’m staring at the reflection in the mirror -
who is the lady with the grey hair?

Today a strange man came to visit me
I do not...

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Categories: dementia, memory, mental illness, mother
Form: Verse
Premium Member Paul Callus: Ego Sum
Husband of Sheila, Father of Kirsty and Paul-Mark, 
Grandfather of Valentina, teacher, and friend 
Son of Pauline and Nazarene, brother to six siblings:
Joseph – Angela...

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Categories: dementia,
Form: Bio
Premium Member A THRILL SEEKER - PART 1

He is a sick man with no life that is running around in a world that cannot be lived.
All but not...

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Categories: dementia,
Form: Epic
You stare at me with vacant eyes
It’s like living with a stranger
Tears and tantrums we both despise
Where is the man I once loved?

Locked inside your...

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Categories: dementia, caregiving, dedication, lost love,
Form: Free verse
......Helter Skelter.......
"Tertium guid...."

Spending a few moments pondering

The syllogism of existentialism, and

All of the pages of histories

Finds, movements, theories and themes....

The intricities; complexities

Compounds; variables and factors

Real or...

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Categories: dementia, historyhalloween,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Missing Links
Missing Links

This passing year, another one of love and joy
with family...some sadness too within our hearts.
Good health, accomplishments, rewards we did enjoy.
But oh, our golden...

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Categories: dementia, death, friendship, heartbreak, missing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Oblivion
Waiting in the shadows
dementia devastates 
your life as sanity
begins to slip away.

Once your memory fails
life loses all meaning
thoughts turn to suicide
and death becomes your friend.


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Categories: dementia, confusion, emotions, feelings, imagery,
Form: Blank verse
A Poet's Dilemma
To my distress and to other's delight
I awoke to find that I couldn't write.
My thoughts all gone like birds in flight,
Woe is me in my...

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Categories: dementia, humor, onomatopoeia,
Form: Light Verse
Let me take you on an adventure,
Through insanities doors, to the land of dementia.
I guarantee you will be spellbound,
While holding on for dear life, riding...

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Categories: dementia, imagination, places, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Last Sound Heard
It was not the sound of babies crying

Or anger,
Old folks dourly discussing
Nor disputes,
Strident voices of cussing

It was not the sound of children weeping

Or taunts,
Young people...

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Categories: dementia, hope, sound, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Verse
Anxiety Borders Crazy Dementia Erratic Frantic Grasp Hyde Introduces Jekyll Kooky Lunatic
Manic Neurotic OCD Psychotic Quack Rage Schizophrenia Tirade Unbalanced Valium Willing
Xanax Yearns Zen...

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Categories: dementia, angst, confusion, depression, health
Form: ABC
Premium Member always on my mind
her little grey cells
eroded by dementia 
no band-aid can cure

senryu on mind contest

Sponsored by Jenish Somadas


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Categories: dementia, mental illness, mother daughter,
Form: Senryu
Something’s in life will always haunt us but sharing lessens the burden


Hi Mom,
Please switch your computer on,
Wherever you are,
Perhaps you are that
Brilliant star,

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Categories: dementia, love, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Boo Hoo Politics
(Boo Hoo Politics was Written following the Brexit and Trump
votes as an observation and not a political declaration.
A few years out of date now but...

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Categories: dementia, america, political, usa,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member State of Mind
State of Mind

I am uninhibited and long in years
but still here to praise the day
and my present mien amid the strife
that I endured I can...

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Categories: dementia, introspection,
Form: Free verse