Recollection (haiku)*

Silent, disjointed~

Memories clinging to past~

Entangled confused~


*Note: what most people don’t know is that dementia sometimes takes root at a younger age, the signs may not show themselves until middle age. (Below is a link to more information about dementia.) I dedicate this to my best friends mother Juanita (she was like my second Mom, we even shared the same birthday). She was a brilliant woman (she was an integral part in instituting the bilingual program in the Chicago School System) and a much loved teacher by her students. As always a song.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

13 thoughts on “Recollection (haiku)*

  1. A sad poem, eob! I have two older relatives with dementia, and it is hard on both them and there immediate families. I thought of a different song, though. Sarah McLaughlan’s “I Will Remember You”

    “I will remember you
    Will you remember me?
    Don’t let your life pass you by
    Weep not for the memories”

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    1. Thank you for sharing. Indeed to see it transform a person is hard. My friend and I are happy that her mother remembers and mentally lives in the happiest moments of her life (not always the case for some). I wish I had though of that song. Thank you for sharing it. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸ™πŸΌ

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