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Marge Tindal
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Senility's Child
~*Marge Tindal*~

She plays among the memories
lost somewhere in yesterday
Forgetting things in the here and now
yet remembering those far away

Why, it happened on a Thursday
she is sure to say
when telling of the stories
flickering in the dim light of yesterday

Sure that she remembers
the exact day of the week
or that it really matters
when the story she repeats

Forgetful things are not important
until searching just to find
something to remember
anything will do just fine

She tries hard to join the world
on this November day
but it's to hard to remember
the ones that pass her way

Fading in and out
of today and yesteryear
When she can't remember this minute
she wipes away frustration's tear

A smile of recognition
tugs the corner of her mind
She may be lost in yesterday
but she doesn't think it's this time

When her memory kicks into overdrive
you'll see it in her smile
Don't worry about Aunt Martha
for she is senility's child




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Marge, You have a talent to bring create wonderful works of art. It is a sad situation when our relatives fall into this childhood playground they find, but I think it's what keeps them alive for today in their yesterdays. Great job here as usual.
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Marge,
This work should travel to all corners of the globe, and be framed and hung in every rest home or elderly care facility. You have captured senility in a light we seldom consider. "She tries hard to join the world", these words and the whole poem spark a tear of awareness of senility from the other side of the window - looking out.
How wonderful, Marge
Liz
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LostDreamer~
Hon, sometimes their 'playground' can be more fun than facing society's reality.
Thank God for the memories they have.
I appreciate your reply.

Elizabeth, my friend~
Yes, the light of senility burns the brightest for those locked in it.
I had to go 'inside' her mind to
pen this one.
So much do I appreciate your thoughts
and observations.

May all the 'Aunt Martha's' in the
world be safe and content in the
playground of their memories.
~*Marge*~


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Thank you - on behalf of my 97 year old grandmother - who still usually manages to remember that I'm one of her own....
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You have expressed Alziheimers so wel with this one
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Nan~
You are so blessed to have your grandmother remember you ... and I'm sure she feels the same.  Bless you.

Hoot~
Yes, senility and Alzheimer's are so
closely related.  Senility seems a little more serene than the clinically-diagnosed Alzheimers.
But, sadly, both hold loving souls captive.
Bless you for your caring.

*Hugs* to all of you for responding and understanding this piece.
~*Marge*~


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Nicely done Ms. Margie...hope you're doing well kid.......
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Toe~
Thank ya' love ...
and right back atcha'
So glad to see you.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Wonderful and loving view...Marge, of couse from you!

Her fingers tremble now
as she cradles baby time
and the rocking rhythm inborn
gentles sorrow as she forgets
the unessential sequence of events
and calls me by my mother's name
and my child by mine
and then herself a child again
waits to be unborn.

(written for my grandmother)  Thanks for reminding me of her beautiful soul!
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This is a wonderful poem, Marge. Yes, thank God that they at least have their memories to live in. Well written, Marge!

Denise
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Marge,
     You astound me more and more evry time I read your work.  This is a very touching subject for me, because my Grandmother is going through this now, and this poem touches me deeply.  I could not have found a more beautiful expression of the thought.  Thank you , you have given me much happiness by letting me read your work here.
~~~~~HUGZ~~~~~

Terry


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Oh, Martie~
What a moving reply.

'and then herself a child again
waits to be unborn'

You touch me so deeply.
~

Denise~
Thank you, hon.
How gracious you are.
~

Terry~
Thank you for the HUGZ ...
they are greatly welcomed.
Sweetie, just remember to try to
visit her in her world instead of
trying to bring her into today.
It's so important to them to know
that we care where, in yesterday, they are.  
Bless you.
Hugs back.
~*Marge*~


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This was so tenderly written, Marge~
My mother was an 'Aunt Martha'... God rest her soul~
Many people did not understand her illness, so they chose to stay away~
The few that remained by her side saw that she was truly a beautiful women-- inside and out~  
It didn't matter that her mind wandered~
She could still love and be loved~
Your poem was magnificent~
Marie~


†"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard




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Marge, your mind and heart are vast oceans of feelings and understanding of the human spirit. How fortunate we are that the expressions of your pen light up our computer screens.

 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
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Mariee~
Love, I am sure your mother - 'Aunt Martha' touched your heart everyday.  Those that didn't take the time to 'understand' were the losers.
*Hugs*   Bless your memories.

Danny~
You always take the time to say the nicest things ... and I thank you.
I hope I can always share facets
of life and understanding.
Thank you again, sweetie.
~*Marge*~



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Mariee~
Love, I am sure your mother - 'Aunt Martha' touched your heart everyday.  Those that didn't take the time to 'understand' were the losers.
*Hugs*   Bless your memories.

Danny~
You always take the time to say the nicest things ... and I thank you.
I hope I can always share facets
of life and understanding.
Thank you again, sweetie.
~*Marge*~



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Marge my Grandmother just celebrated her 90th birthday. She is getting a bit confused.
I'm gonna send this one to my mom if you don't mind. I love how you've described this! Great work!
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Marge, I am forever trying to think of what I'm going to post to you because your talents are endless and you continue to write so beautifully that I'm always at a loss of what to say!

Marina
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I was SURE this poem was about Toe!! All kidding aside, you've written a wonderful poem on a heart-breaking subject. My grandmother went through this. Strangely enough, SHE was happy...it was the loved ones that had a hard time with it. Makes you wonder sometimes. Beautiful writing, Marge.
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Vis Ad Libertatum

They did plenty of damage in the strength of their
bye-yon years when in combat youthful ability was ever
poised for any who opposed liberties call to the free
dad-in-law of White Fish Montana told us of
stories in those horrid nights of how
he knew every snoring
soldiers different
sound and was able to
recite imitating each and every one
for us telling how in one particular sounded like a
bomb falling to the ground starting with a long whistling
sound and then Garibaldiís throat noises ending with a kerflub
blub kerblup..! I guess Iím not surprised though Ďcause I figured
if the enemy had ever heard they later would have run for cover
too as it was best to fear and be alive rather than lie in sleepy
hollow for a time that for the living seems endless now
some forty years later dadís been smitten with a
stroke yet a new side is come forth from
him as he how plays a harmonica
and whistles hymns bringing
smiles and tears of joy to those
with Alzheimerís who actually do recall
just such their vis ad libertatum is one I may never
know but I have the stories and well remember how they
go yet troubled todayís dance upon my brow and I wonder
isnít it possible to eradicate a busy daz grime somehow
without assaulting our complexion with the same
old blood and muddy guts from a
forgotten foreign land.

(vis ad libertatum) Strength for Freedom

For my father-in-law

[senility runs long in my family, I can only pray]


 
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WhiteDove~
By all means you send it to
anyone you wish.  If it touches
just one heart .. that's all I could
hope for.

Just for the record ...
if I make it to 90 ..
I'm gonna be a 'little confused' too.
Bless her heart.

Marina~
Just knowing you read and enjoyed
it is sufficient.

Balladeer~
Wonderful point.
We need to concentrate more on
THEIR happiness than our confusion
at their confusion.
LOL@you Re - Toe !

Lucky~
Thank you.
Beautifully rendered, as usual.
~*Marge*~


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Marge~
Such a tale and one so many of us can relate to.  Brings back the fond memories of my grandfather that was so near and dear to my heart.  What an amazing lady you are to tap into those feelings and thoughts.  Thank you for the reminder and thank you for sharing  


 Whatever strength I add to myself becomes my greatest weakness, while whatever weakness I'll consciously endure will be replaced with a strength that is not my own.
G. Finley


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Kudos Marge, I know you must love Martha very much.  A fond way to remember anyone.  You are a dear.
BB
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This is precious, Marge. My Grandmother and mother both became children before they died, and I found myself thanking God some days that they were able to live in such an innocent world, after all the suffering took so much from them. (both died of cancer) Thank you, Marge, for this.

~ Claire
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