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A Thought Catches

Updated on November 19, 2012

A poem about Alzheimer's

Her cracked fingers

hold the weight of her heavy head

Feeling herself weak

she moves slower

and the wind grows stronger

She braces but the weight

All but pushes her over

And she sits

She sighs

She thinks

Harder this time

But nothing comes

Nothing ever comes

So she waits

For someone to remind her?

For a familiar face?

- a thought catches -

but then as soon as it lands

it is gone again

And like the wind

she releases her thoughts

never to see them

If pain were a symptom of this dread disease

she would be crying out

writhing in agony


the terror felt

comes back to haunt



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    • deadpoets79 profile image

      DeAnne 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Thank you for the comment and encouragement! :)

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi there, welcome to hubpages! This is a beautiful expression of the terror of this terrible illness! Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Have a good day!