A Haiku - Memories

A seconds' thought....

Click on, click off....
Click on, click off.... | Source

CPU with you always, no limit....

Anywhere I go

Photos, texts, sounds, smells, feelings,

Hover close at hand.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Sometimes out of touch.

Trying as I might and searching,

Nothing comes to mind.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I can't remember

What remembering was like.

Click on, click off, off.

© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Dementia, Alzheimers, Thieves....

Are we without our memories still us?

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I wonder if we are still ourselves if we have Dementia, Alzheimers, Thieves... Not sure what Thieves is.. Is that an illness too?

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

D & A are the thieves of our memories.

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Click on and off is exactly what these diseases looks like. I have an older friend with dementia and it is painful to watch. Vote up

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Maybe we can still function the basics, but it would be robotic like...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sad but true. Memories are so precious and without them we are but a shell. My first mother-in-law suffered for many years in a nursing home with dementia. It was like she was there just in body but not in soul.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

There is much discussion of mind, soul, life beyond life, etc., all of them include a role for memories, education, intelligence, etc. Once one of these "thieves" intrudes, the biggest struggle becomes how to remember how to remember.

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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

It's hard enough to remember what you never remembered. An interesting subject Perspy. The Hubpages is a good place to remember how to remember.

Seeing Glen Cambell signing his Rinestone Cowboy the other night made me cry. He did a great job, but had to ask the audience to sing the rhinestone line. So clever of him, I love that guy. And love you too.


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