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Why, after all these years, do you still exist?

What is about me, that’s so hard to resist?

I banished you, told you to go away

Yet, here I am, day after day

Caught in the grips, caught in the grind

Longing for peace, but it’s so hard to find

Searching, my eyes, see nothing but black

You’ve taken the color, and I want it back!

How dare you deny me, how dare you steal?

All that once was, no longer is real

Try, though I might, to forget about you

You haunt every moment, you keep reaching through

And I, at this point, am lost, in a daze

The days slip on by, they no longer faze

Me, who once dreamed, of a life filled with glory

Have forgotten it all, I’ve forgotten my story

Can you tell me the tale? I can’t recall how it went

Just tell me, please, tell me, twas a life well spent


Authors Note: Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Current estimates are that about 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including 5.6 million aged 65 and older and about 200,000 under age 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. As of 2019 (source: www.cdc.gov)

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