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A Ravaged Mind
by Annabel Sheila

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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January is Altzheimer's Month...a time to recognize this horrible disease that steals our loved ones, imprisioning them within their own minds....I wrote this in memory of my Mother-in-law who suffered from this affliction....


 

Faces oft familiar
But she can’t remember why.
She rarely sees a soul she knows
And when she does, she cries.
She dreams about youthful vigour
And she’s in her prime once more!
Then she trips on time’s threshold
And memory slams the door!
All but lost to those she loves
They watch her slip away.
Into a place beyond their reach
Her spirit weaker each day.
Lost in a maze, her ravaged mind
Will never set her free!
She’s biding time until the end
When she’ll soar to eternity!
 

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by Daniel Keith 1/29/2011
Very touching and emotional. This has got to be one of the most heartbreaking diseases. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/27/2011
A FINE WORK...THAT SEES THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE FROM THE INSIDE...LOOKING OUT. WELL DONE, ANNABEL. THIS IS A KEEPER - THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/27/2011
I have watched my own mother in law slip away from us with this terrible disease and now visit two brother in laws who also have it....so sad.
fee
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/26/2011
Very sweet write about tragedy Annabel. My mom is thusly afflicted and I found it helped to write about it as well, which is why I am continuing my "Alzyism" series of articles here on the Den. Patrick
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 1/26/2011
Very sweet tribute. We all have someone who has suffered versions of this disease.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/26/2011
My mother suffered from this disease. The time of recluse is paramount in there minds.
Great write, Annabel.

Peace and Love
Tony
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/26/2011
This is a condtion I pray I never have to face, it is hard to see others go thru out..I do however hear of new break through medications!
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/26/2011
So sad, so lonely to be lost within one's mind with an occasional lifting to what truly was and is. So sad, my friend.
Mark
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/26/2011
Very sad but very well done sweet lady..Hugsss
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/26/2011
Powerful Anna! It's so painful to witness this in a loved one, and you have captured the experience, bless you!
Christine
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