"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fleeting Memory


fleeting memory
for a moment she knew me
i watched her forget


©Susie Clevenger 2011
(My mother had Alzheimer's )
Prompt: Fleeting

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10 comments :

anthonynorth said...

So sad, but beautifully expressed.

Olive Tree said...

Very appropriate use of the prompt. Alzheimer is an emotionally painful disease for everyone in the family and with friends. Bless you for writing a poem about your mother. Hope your family is given strength and patience.

The Brave said...

Such a terribly cruel disease - heartbreaking. Your haiku relates the emotion so well. Very apt for the topic of fleeting.

G-Man said...

Susie....Very heartfelt.
Thanks for visiting me...G

Nanka said...

This is so sad and must have been very hard on you!!
Wish you the very best Susie!!
Cheers!!

mylittlewordz said...

That's very beautifully put, Susie, and also very sad. It must be heartbreaking to lose that connection.
Jamie.

Beyond Horizon said...

Its painful to see the one with the disease.

Victoria said...

Ah, Susie, I know this all too well. Am going through it with my mom, although she continues to know all of it. I've written a similar haiku...can't say more than that!

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

a sad thot.....
i always believe that diseases..almost all..cause much more pain to the relatives than to the patients...
your haiku reflects that...
"watched her forget" is a very painful line....

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Heartbreaking... very poignant use of theme and definitely the only thought that you could use for the word. *hugs*

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