• May 25, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Two of my poems written after a diagnosis of semantic dementia

    Losing my mind
    I’m losing my mind
    Down dementia lane
    Life is leaving me behind

    So unfair so unkind
    And so little to gain
    I’m losing my mind

    Somehow I must find
    An end to this pain
    Life is leaving me behind

    Everyone’s so kind
    And though I seem sane
    I’m losing my mind

    To find a way to rewind
    The direction of this train
    Life is leaving me behind

    I pray they will find
    A cure for my brain
    I’m losing my mind
    Life is leaving me behind

    Slipping away
    Life slipping away
    Terrified one day soon
    I won’t know my children

    Life slipping away
    Mortified one day soon
    I won’t know my husband

    Life slipping away
    Disbelief one day soon
    I won’t know my family

    Life slipping away
    Angry one day soon
    I won’t know my friends

    Life slipping away
    Humiliated one day soon
    I won’t know how to drive

    Life slipping away
    Despairing one day soon
    I won’t know who I am

  • May 25, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Thank you for sharing them with us Kate.

  • May 29, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Beautiful poems! The first is a villanelle – right? And the second is a modified take on it. I’m very sorry for what you’re going through, but rejoice that you have great poetic talent.