Ray Hansell

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It Will Happen To Many - Poem by Ray Hansell

What happened to the memories
That were yours and mine
Somewhere they've gotten lost
With the passage of time

There was a time that I remembered
Falling in love with you
I would always relive the memories
Of all the things we use to do

But it seems through the years
Things aren't as always clear
I see you here next to me
But, were you always this near?

It gets harder to remember
People and things from my past
Sometimes I will remember
But the remembering doesn't last

I see so many people
That I don't seem to know
But when they see me
They all say hello

When these people call me
They all seem to know my name
I don't know who they are
My memory is just not the same

It seems to be getting worse
As the years take their toll
Or is it just a fact of life
That I'm getting old

I think I know what's wrong with me
It's not just that I'm an old timer
I think I may be in the grip
Of that disease they call Alzheimer’s

© 11-4-10/RJH

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 26, 2010

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