Alzheimer Poem by Neela Nath Das


Rating: 4.8

He was lying on the
road among the beggars.
His blank eyes
couldn't answer.
A passer-by asked
his name, sensing
his class- - - -
what's your address sir?
'S-i-r? No, no I'm not sir, brother,
father or anything.'
'What's your name?
N-a-m-e? What's name? '
'I'm a man, m-a-n! '
but, I can't spell, man.
His voice was broken
and replies were more broken.
Arriving at sunset point
he has lost his keys
of locked memory.
He was suffering from

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: alzheimer
Bernard F. Asuncion 21 March 2017

At sunset point..... congrats on being chosen....

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 March 2017

His blank eyes! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Tribhawan Kaul 17 October 2013

Poignant. Alzheimer is a dreadful disease. A feeling of living dead comes to mind when a patient of Alzheimer is seen.

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Ace Of Black Hearts 17 October 2013

Alzheimers one could argue is a disease in which the soul leaves the body before it is ready to let it go. Good poem, horrific ailment in which there is no cure.

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Heather Wilkins 20 October 2013

Alzheimers is a terrible disease. not only for the person but the family too

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Neela Nath Das 26 March 2017

Thanks to all my friends for their valuable review.

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Clarence Prince 21 March 2017

Alzheimer, that terrible thing, wish that they would find a cure...

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Savita Tyagi 21 March 2017

A very sad situation expressed so well. This is a disease that kills bit by bit. Thank you for sharing it Neela.

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Christina Simmons 21 March 2017

Have better understanding/insight into this dreadful disease. Thank you! I don't think I'll ever look at a sufferer as I did before. Congratulation! ! !

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Very poignant poem about a dreadful disease that leaves a person living a nightmare..a ten from me and congratulations on being selected poet/poem of the day..

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