The dreams I leave behind.

What is my name? 

I forgot how to read or write, and I don't know, my name. Every day is the same. They roll me onto my side to clean and change me, then wipe the teardrops from my eyes; I have no concept of pride or shame. I can see shadows and hear all their lies. They wipe the drool from my lips, and then they give me a kiss. Then go away and come back the next day. I don't know, my days have come and gone. I do remember one thing: the sparkle in your eyes, your soft ruby-red lips, and the love we once had. I will never leave that behind until the day I die, and even then I will love you more than the day before.

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This is a horrible poem. About people with Alzheimer's. I wrote it for them

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Written on April 14, 2024

Submitted by alanswansea18 on April 14, 2024

Modified by alanswansea18 on April 15, 2024

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  • Lacey,J
    Well done
    LikeReply21 days ago
    • alanswansea18
      thank you so much it means a lot.
      LikeReply20 days ago


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