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  Dementia
by Audrey Coatesworth
Monday, August 03, 2015
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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A poem about the gradual farewell of Dementia.


Dementia

 

Looking through blankness

The stare of unknowing

No words are spoken

No mind is showing

No respite given

For those who care

Waiting for something

Yet nothing to share

Sadness takes over

All of each day

If only, if only

It wasn’t this way

The smiles, the laughter

The companionship lost

Waiting for warmth

In cold winter of frost

Nothing to do

But reality to bear

Just continue to love

The part that’s still there

The spirit is leaving

A bit at a time

When the last piece has gone

Then death’s bell will chime

In time, will they meet?

Two spirits again

Gone earthly loneliness

Watching and pain

   

 

CopyrightACoatesworth, a retired Consultant Psychiatrist.

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This is a poem for her next book 'A different journey'

 


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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 8/11/2015
The poem describes what so many go through. It really gives incite to the realities and devastation of the illness. I continue to pray for a cure for all who have this! A good write! ....M
Reviewed by audrine max 8/5/2015
I fear that one day i'll never remember.. Good times and bad times, all lost in seasons and time..
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/4/2015
A clear description of the problem loved ones of those affected face.

Dementia and its more insidious cousin, Alzheimer's, have seemed to become a plague in society. I believe this is the result of medical science prolonging life well beyond normal by reducing many conditions that used to kill people well before they reached the state of mental deterioration. There may be also some environmental, as yet undiscovered, cause that we do not know. If we find one, we may have a cure.

This may seem cruel, but I think most people like Jerry commented, knowing that they are reaching that point, would wish to end their life when they can say goodbye to their friends and relatives in a meaningful way, rather than be kept in storage in a home or hospital for the months and years when they are incapable of communicating anymore. I believe we should remove the prohibition to voluntary euthanasia. Our obsession with human life is ridiculous in the scheme of things. As a result, we are rapidly destroying the planet's life that supports us with our insistence on a growing population and sustaining our lives well past any form of usefulness.

Ron
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 8/3/2015
Touching write and I love love love the mathematical structure of it all!!! (wink!)

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/3/2015
I fear I'm headed in that direction faster than I would like. If at all possible I don't think I will allow it to become full bloom.
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