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)