Grandpa Tom

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When i was a little younger, my grandpa had alsimers and as i remember the way his condition deteriorated and of how near the end he could not even remember who he was, i often fear of turning out the same way. This poem just realy explains how i feel and of how i think i woul feel if i discoverd i had the same incurable illness(feeling of not being able to run away)

Submitted: February 28, 2007

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TOM

My biggest fear is this disease,

Where my memories leave me

And my thoughts freeze,

Everything that makes me, me is gone,

Who I am, how I feel, where im from.

 

Where my memory leaves me

 

And I soon forget everything that ever was,

There’s a will but there’s no way,

And I don’t know what to do cos

Tomorrow there was no today

 

So run as hard as I can,

Not allowing my thoughts to crowd,

I climb up to the highest mountain top,

And I cry aloud, as times frozen,

Like the steam of my breath,

Twisting swirling, fading,

Slowly it left.

 

And it took my memory with it.

 

as it leaves me I look around,

my brain begins to thaw,

Not so much as what I saw,

But how I felt.

Slowly the sun castes its shadow, growing

Im in awe, my worries melt

cos never seen something so beautiful before.

 

And my memories gone

 

But I cant look back, cant turn around,

Then it hits me, so profound,

Even on top of the world where the air is free,

My mind is clouded,

And I cant see.

 

Because I know I wont remember

 

So again I run, but I cant stop,

Not even in awe of the mountain top,

I cant regret cos I forget,

What im all about,

The answers screaming at me,

But no-one hears it shout.

 

The anger and confusion it swells in me, deep inside

With the power of the sun and the strength of the tide,

I cant keep running and try confide,

The answers screaming at me,

But no-one hears it shout.

 

Because they know I wont remember

 

My biggest fear is this disease,

Where my memories leave me,

And my thoughts freeze,

Everything that makes me, me is gone,

Who I am, how I feel, where im from.

My biggest fear is this disease,

Where im like my grandpa tom...


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