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Fictional, yet based on experiences with patients that have Alzheimer's.

ancient visages of ghosts
wander the haunted attic
of his mind
dragging chains of memories
made rusty by time's passage
down the stairs
i yell at them to "shut up!"
as he yammers in their voice
he flinches
it's as if i have slapped him
he dances with alzheimer's
i'm ashamed

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Hi,, its hard to dael with some one who has this hofiffic disease.. Pease post this again ...NOW......M
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
My Grandma died of Alzheimer's 4 years ago. It was a horrific decline. You have described this well, with an economy of words. Excellent write my friend...Michelle
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
So powerful and sad.....good write!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Quite powerful, Karla - I've sadly known some folks with Alzheimer's too, and it truly is a devastating disease.
Reviewed by F William Broome
Most really great works, rhyming or not, are the ones which are brief. They make you feel cheated after reading them, because you want so much for the poet to tell you more in that lyrical language you've had poured over you. Losing my father to this horror, taught me much. You know your subject, and have done very well with it. Are you a health provider professional? Thank you. - Bill
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
powerful read: alzheimer's is a harsh reality in the lives of so many and their families
Reviewed by E. Richardson
good, very good, Lady Buckeye.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
This one really hit home
God Bless
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
" i'm ashamed"

Don't be. You atoned quite nicely by writing this.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
My mil who lives with us suffers from this terrible disease and it is one of the unkindest diseases I know of. It doesn't just rob you of your life it robs you of all dignity. I watched a sweet grey haired little old lady of 86 who never said an angry word since I met her scream cruelties at her daughter that made me cry. Good Write Karla.

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Sensitive, stark and this line: "he dances with alzheimer's"

You're in a class of your own, Karla... and dripping with class! This is really good! katy xox
Reviewed by Dave Harm
Great write... at times, patience isn't enough to understand the "workings" of another
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most outstanding Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Well, you ought to be ashamed, that's what I'm talking about, besides these damn "chains of memories" are heavy, don't you know? LOL
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

So heartbreaking; a powerful write that grabs the soul and doesn't let go! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Wow! Karla outstanding! You really scored with this one!Kudo's!

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