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.
"To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you"
[This message has been edited by Paul Wilson (01-15-2003 05:08 AM).]