John Tansey

Rookie - 488 Points (June 4th,1961...Gemini / Bronx, New York)

My Mother...Victimized With Dementia - Poem by John Tansey

My mother,
I have not seen her in years;
And, yet, I feel closer to her now
than, ever before.

We share the same Oceanic loneliness;
The uncharted isle of mental illness:

The hooves of horses beating in the brain...

Yet, in between
her days of missed dosages and receding pain,
are the occasional dreams,
laughs, and brief moments of sanity
between the insane!


Comments about My Mother...Victimized With Dementia by John Tansey

  • (7/1/2007 9:15:00 AM)

    You use metaphors highly charged with thought and emotion. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/30/2007 11:51:00 PM)

    i loved this! ...its as if i wrote it myself.....she has decended up to heaven
    pain and insanity free
    barefoot as she tiptoes thru the tulips
    happy as can be
    her pain and insanity was traded for my
    grief
    I prayed to God to do this for her
    he answered swiftly, much to my relief
    no more pain or insanity
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 17, 2011


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