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Paul Wilson
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Lost Memories
By Paul Wilson

Window to past opens again
thinking of the love ones she lost
To always keep them in her mind
her promise… no matter the cost

She sits in silence…eyes open
looking at pictures in her mind
Searching for that which she has lost
memories… she will never find
                               
Each day she faces a new world
hoping to find that which she needs
Looking out the window for hope
please God… answer my prayer she pleads

She remembers the times they shared
special times spent in wedded bliss
Moments bring comfort to her mind
now gone… replaced by emptiness

As time passes each day she cries
wondering if she said goodbye
Looking out her window again
crying… and she doesn’t know why

No visitors again today
always alone or so it seems
She wouldn’t know them anyway
loved one’s or those within her dreams

She wonders what tomorrow brings
when she can’t remember today
Is there a cure for this disease
that takes our memory away

“Alzheimer’s Disease”

~~~


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[This message has been edited by Paul Wilson (01-15-2003 10:27 PM).]

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What this poem means to me and where I got my inspiration
By Paul Wilson

When looking at the picture, I got the feeling of loneliness and staring out a window waiting or looking for someone but not sure what or who.
The lady in the picture reminds me of the following.

I wrote this poem while thinking about how when some people get old, they get Alzheimer’s disease. The old lady in the picture makes me think that she is sitting by a window waiting for someone to come back home, but she doesn’t know who or what she is waiting for. Perhaps her Husband because this disease causes the mind to regress until no memories are left.

While looking out the window she’s reminded of the times spent together with the one she now waits for, only to forget who she watches out the window for. From time to time her mind reminds her of past love and happiness from days gone by, then these memories disappear.

The pictures in her mind come and go as she keeps her vigil by the window each day.
As the pictures in her mind fade in and out, eventually fading away forever.
She still cries but can’t remember why, because Alzheimers has destroyed her memory. Her mind is empty of all remembrance of her past life, and she has one last desire, to be with her loved one forever, even though she can’t remember him, because her heart can still feel his love.

My inspiration for this came from my heart and hoping that there could be a medical breakthrough and a cure could be found for this disease that robs us of our precious memories, because when we get old and lose our loved ones, all we have left is our memories of those special times in our life.


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This is so good Paul. Thank you for letting us peak into your mind for how you got your inspiration. It really makes the poem come alive for me.
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I really enjoyed this piece, Paul - It's a wonderful introspection of all of the thoughts running through an elderly mind.  My own grandmother sits by her window with her own 99 year old thoughts and memories.  Thankfully....
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4 posted 01-15-2003 12:40 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

It is, indeed, a heartbreaking state of affairs...

I enjoyed your poem, and your thoughts.  We can only hope that someday we can work towards treatment of this illness...

Thank you for sharing.

Parasite

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5 posted 01-15-2003 07:30 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Poet deVine~ Thanks for your wonderful reply.
I really like doing your picture poems, they inspire me.Glad you enjoyed this...Paul

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6 posted 01-15-2003 07:37 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Nan~ So glad your grandmother still has her memories. Thank you so much for reading and your lovely reply. I often write about how others feel and try to put myself in their shoes.Glad you enjoyed, as you can see i'm working on my meter, but still haven't gotten the stressed, un-stressed thing right yet, so I will keep trying...Paul

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Parasite... I really appreciate you taking time to read and reply.So glad you enjoyed and like you, I hope someday they have a cure for this terrible disease...Paul

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A gentle and empathetic write on the plight of those afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease.

Beautifully and sensitively penned.


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This is just great, the choice of words is so realistic where you can feel what you read
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10 posted 12-13-2007 07:31 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Paul, I just found this one. It is indeed a very good writen display of your sensitive feelings and understanding. I have a neighbor going through this now and it is very sad to watch it progress. "late"
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