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A Haiku - Memories

Updated on February 22, 2015

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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      Amy Becherer 14 months ago

      My mother, who has Alzheimers and now lives in a memory care center, still retains her 'normal' quirks, only more so now. She has progressed to a point where she can no longer perform her daily basics. Without her memories, she is not the same person. Alzheimers has robbed her, as well as my uncle, her brother, of everything. Eating, bathing, and toileting are no longer routine, but require assistance. Alzheimers is a ravenous thief without a conscience who remains at large, unable to be stopped. The outlook is ominous as the baby boomers age and Alzheimers becomes 'epidemic'. Thank you for your thought provoking words, Demas.

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      KDee411 6 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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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 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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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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      picklesandrufus 6 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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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      D & A are the thieves of our memories.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 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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