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by Marty Kay

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Forget me not

In the ebbing sorrow of a setting sun

the muted melody of life's music

masks a faded memory.


She no longer remembers my name.


Motionless and still,

she sits - trance-like,

staring at glowing embers

in a fire that no longer burns.


Sometimes, a wistful smile appears.


Life’s diary lost,

her chronicle of years mislaid,

she dredges deep;

casting nets

for memories

drowned in time.


Darkness speaks a distant tongue.


She calls my name.

For a moment

her broken mind

is whole again.



it is my turn to remember.


The joy of my mother's unbroken mind.





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Reviewed by Janna Hill 9/8/2011
A painful reality perfectly penned Marty.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/10/2010
I understand so very well what it feels like to see a loved one suffer from this terrible disease. My Mother-In-Law had dementia...and it stole her away from us....well written, Marty.

Reviewed by Robert Covington (Reader) 7/5/2008
You make Alzheimer's real in this piece by the vividness of your descriptions; not that we don't know it's real, because many families have experienced it in a love-one. May your poem stir all who read it to learn all they can about this dreaded possibility, and work toward the mental and physical remedies to reduce the risks of its occurrence. Poetry should move us, and yours certainly moved me.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 7/2/2008
Poignant and beautifully written...
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 7/2/2008
So well written. Your words express beautifully what you feel in your heart...the last three lines are so emotionally felt.

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