Monday, February 17, 2014

Don't Let Your Mind Grow Old

tired and weak
sleep so broken that it brings no rest
aches and pains of age
grow stronger with each day
memory failing
recognition of family members
nonexistent on the bad days
poor on the good ones
a feeling of being totally lost
while never leaving the chair
life was grand
courting the wife
having a family
laughing and playing with the children
as they grew
watching them grow to adulthood
start families of their own
and again laughing and playing
this time with the grandchildren
but they're no longer here
what is this place
there is a great hunger inside
but there is no way to feed it
they're all gone
dementia stinks

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