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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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

......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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Delirium Dust

  Delirium Dust

In the corner of my room you’ll find many a decentralizing delirium dust
Where my mind does consume peripheral visions of malevolent distrust

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Categories: dementia, identity, psychological, solitude,

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

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,

Premium Member By the Candle's Light - 1, 9, 16
Sewing machine, long idle, gathered dust
next to a uniform lined with medals
She watched him shine them; he'd make such a fuss
Thankful he had returned from...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dementia, age, death, husband, wife,

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,

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,

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,

Caregiver Misery
Note:  Sundowning – Most commonly in Alzheimer and Dementia patients, Sundowning, is changes in behavior that get worse in late afternoon, evening and can...

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Categories: dementia, caregiving, how i feel,

Unanchored Life In Brainstorm

The hidden blueprint of destiny encoded in gene
manifests in marvels of anthropogenic evolution,
constructs shifting designs of life’s kaleidoscope, 
changing with the time and morphing with...

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Categories: dementia, analogy, imagery, life,