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I Forgot What I Forgot

Updated on March 18, 2013
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I Forgot what I Forgot.

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Wandering aimlessly around my house,

I search fervently for what I forgot,

I feel driven, almost panicked,

if only I could remember for what.

It seemed so important, so necessary a moment ago,

I can’t relent until I find,

whatever the hell I’m looking for

emblazoned in my mind.

I wish I could see properly it’s all a blur,

where did I put my glasses,

Goddamn it, that’s it, my purpose found,

as time and memory passes.

But how can I find those elusive specs,

without the vision to see,

the second pair no use at all,

with both pairs lost at sea.

Finally, I give up the quest,

and flop down in my seat,

I’ll forget it now and read my mag,

they’ll turn up, wait and see.

I pull the glasses from my head,

rest them neatly on my nose,

and two lines in it strikes me,

I must be comatose.

In age I find it difficult,

remembering this and that,

when mind plays tricks and memory fades,

I hardly get to bat.

A spectator to my folly I,

embarrassed, lost the plot,

with focus I shall overcome,

but I forgot what I forgot.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Sad, aren't we, You just have have a laugh. Take care, Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      well i can really relate to this.. I am always losing my glasses and cell phone and keys and what ever I have that I need LOL

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Qudsia; it seems we are all guilty of this to one degree or another. Have a great day. Its good to hear from you.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      Hahaha been there done that and by God I hate forgetting things right infront of me! :)

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks poetvix. Yes, unfortunately we all share the same bewilderment. It's funny but if I start putting milk in the oven, I may not have the same sense of humour.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for connecting Loi-Renee. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Makes sense, tonks814. Unfortunately it seems to happen more as we get older. What fun. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed, raciniwa. It's fun to get old...not.

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Oh, my! You have just so eloquently described my life. How many times a day do I forget? This was glorious, something everyone can relate to, and oh, so funny. Bravo.

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      Loi-Renee 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Ha Ha! I've done that too tonks814. I've searched for my glasses for nearly an hour only to pass a mirror and see it on my face.

      Retracing your steps and redoing some actions can get you to remember what you forgot.

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      tonks814 5 years ago from United States

      I loved this! I do things like this all the time. Like trying to find my phone while I'm currently on the phone.

      Also, random fun fact, the reason it's easy to forget what you walked into a room to do is that your brain recognizes passing through the doorway as a new event and dumps old thought processes to create a new event pathway.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hahaha...this is good for the to be let out in our once in a while...a hearty laugh will do...

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      andsoforth 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Been there, done that...glasses, keys, thoughts in general and even words mid-sentence. I've lost track of how many times I have to walk into the room I just came from, in an attempt to remember what it was I just forgot...

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So many can relate, Becky. We're a sad bunch. At least we're in it together.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading Loi-Renee, glad you connected.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I have never lost my glasses but only because I cannot walk without them. They go on my nightstand when I lay down and on my face before I stand up. Once or twice, the cat knocked them off but a little judicious crawling gets them found in a hurry.

      Everything else is in the lost category including my husband and children. Especially when I get into one of my creative moods. Keep yourself found because I am no use.

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      Loi-Renee 5 years ago from Jamaica

      This was amazing! If only we could count how many times we searched for things that were right in front of us (or on our heads!).

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks hecate-horus, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

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      hecate-horus 5 years ago from Rowland Woods

      Loved this! Thanks for sharing!