Pieces – for Alzheimers Writing prompt

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These pieces are missing
These pieces are gone
The fondest of memories
The dreams dreamt upon
They are gone

These eyes are so heavy
They’re burdened with pain
Saying the same things
Again and again
She’s in pain

So lost in confusion
So little the spark
Treading the hallway
Alone in the dark
Where’s her spark?

Her loved ones in grief
She’s already gone
These pieces are missing
The darkness has won
She is gone

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

For solothefirst’s prompt at: http://solothefirst.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/writing-prompt-alzheimers-disease/

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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13 Responses to Pieces – for Alzheimers Writing prompt

  1. So very true Helen, mum suffers with early A, the word is as evil as the big C. Poignant write.

  2. ioniamartin says:

    This poem is right on the money and means so much. Beautifully done.

  3. words4jp says:

    Wow, beautiful and powerful and so very true.

  4. Lovely write Helen, you have captured the lose experienced with this disease so very well.

  5. Solothefirst says:

    Wow, thanks Helen, that is such an emotional piece, great poem for my prompt, I appreciate you joining in.!

  6. phylor says:

    My aunt died of Alzheimer’s in 2012, and my mother had advancing dementia when she died in 2010. I was my mother’s care taker, and even though she was still dealing with dementia, rather than Alzheimer’s — the words are so true. Thank you for understanding.

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