my mind’s stronghold
no longer my own;
in time’s desert
where the last viscid thought clings
to dry river’s bed
the touch of loved ones;
no longer gentle to me
but omnious and fearsome,
invading my life,
and i stumble;
the face of dawn
no longer uplifting friend –
for i know
i will have to endure
another alien day
in an alien world
will i still
be a person
if i no longer exist
in my own mind?
… Stuart over at dVerse has us writing about phobia/fear… come over and join a bunch of scared people at the bar! I definitely need a beer now…
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42 thoughts on “What If…”
What if I forget?… okay now that’s scary! I want to remember everything till my last breath. Nice one
A rough road, the path of Alzheimer’s patients…so hard to grasp how one can not know what to do with a fork or remember a family member…..nicely done.
thank you, kkkkathy!
Wow. That gives me a lot more to think about in relationship to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
yeah, we can’t imagine how they suffer. i see it in my granny’s eyes sometimes… she still knows where she’s headed and that look on her face is just plain scary.
It’s a terrible thing to happen to anyone. I’m sorry about your granny and for those that love her.
we’re dealing. 🙂 most of the time, we manage well. thank you!
i think the scariest thing really is to lose “ourselves” – our connection to the things that were close once…dementia is scary stuff for sure
yes it is…
this is really scary, Nephiriel. I fear losing memories…
oh me too… thanks for checking it out