As We Begin To Disappear

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As We Begin To Disappear

As I watch my mother fade with her condition of Alzheimer’s, it reminds me I am not alone. I have many friends who are going through or who have been through this same experience. Whether or not its vision or hearing or memory that is sliding away it reminds me the end is getting closer.

I am not sad for me, but for some it can be overwhelming. Here is what I was thinking of today as I sit on this mountain in Central America, so far away from the one who calls herself my mother.

As we begin to disappear

It becomes quite clear

The end is near

We lose our sight, our taste and our touch

We begin to lose so much

We begin to disappear

As the end comes near

We lose our voice and our dreams

We come apart at the seams

We can’t hear you

Although we know you are there

How can you not hear us say don’t despair

As we begin to disappear

It becomes quite clear

The weight of humanity will be gone

Our bodies just a shell that linger on

Staying just long enough to tie loose ends

To say good-bye to our dearest friends

As we begin to disappear

We see the end is near

We want to grab hold of the past

For fear what lies ahead will not last

All of our senses are slipping away

We feel less of them each passing day

As we begin to disappear

It becomes quite clear

Dementia is not a state of mind

It’s simply that we can not find

A word to describe the in-between place

That prepares us for a loving Grace

Its confusion for both young and old

It’s a realm that remains untold

As we begin to disappear

It becomes quite clear

The end of life means letting go

To begin again in another show

As we begin to disappear

It all becomes quite clear

 

 

By | 2014-07-15T20:04:37+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Featured, I'm Just Sayin...|0 Comments

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