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Author Name: FreeSusanne 6 Comments
Date Added: July 14, 2004 23:07:39 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Please Tell Me Who I Am
I once knew so many people But so much in life has changed As I struggle to maintain focus It's like my mind's been rearranged A man comes here to visit As to why, I am not sure He tells me that he loves me But I've not seen him before I study him very closely And there's a flash in my mind He seems like such a gentle soul With a face so warm and kind These young children visit often And they say "I love you Nan" But I don't know who they are Maybe they're related to that man In this place where I live People shuffle here and there Many sit alone in silence Into space is where they stare Happiness has no place here So many people come and go Please tell me who I am For I'd really like to know
Author's Notes:
I wrote this for all those poor souls who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. Even though I don't know anyone close to me who suffers from this debilitating disease I thought I'd try and put myself in the shoes of the sufferer and try and imagine how life must be for them.
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Comment By: FreeJames Lagoski on July 18, 2004 10:18:14 AM Report
Dear Sue-
I thought this piece was excellent-
The direction you took this in was so
well described that I really felt like you
were writing about yourself until I read the
about the poem section-
Powerful emotional write into an area of this existence that was simply a thought in your mind-
The signs of a great writer-
Best Wishes~
James
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 17, 2004 06:28:07 AM Report
I agree with everything every one has said. this poem has incredible depth in it's simplicity. I felt tears coming to my eyes.
Keep 'em coming!
Comment By: FreeCeeCee on July 15, 2004 07:11:57 PM Report
This is so very touching...I've never read a poem from this angle before regarding Alzheimer's. I have several relatives who had this "slow goodbye" disease and this poem seemed to really captured what it is like.

Thank you for sharing this with us all.
Comment By: FreeBOB on July 15, 2004 03:48:19 PM Report
Wondeful poem Sue, My sis in -law is suffering with the same thing now,
My, but you have such a wide range of
poetry, Bob :)
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on July 15, 2004 12:48:50 AM Report
Sue,
This is incredible and has touched my heart. I have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's. The strength of this poem is that you have put yourself in their shoes.

Awesome, commendable write.

~Barbara~ *deeply moved*
Comment By: FreeBeautiful Hatred on July 15, 2004 12:06:48 AM Report
wow. you are such an awsome poet. you capture so many things only some can imagine. you did a great job on this. love your work!
~Maggie~




 


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