David Whalen

Gold Star - 4,506 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Poetry Via Alzheimer's - Poem by David Whalen

“There’s a kind of music
that lives there”
A little old lady with
Alzheimer’s would declare

When asked if she liked
the ocean and the beach
She appeared not to hear,
Nor even to understand speech

Then her eyes brightened
Her lips parted with a wistful smile
Her memory had returned to enlighten
If only for a little while

As this woman fondly remembered..
I could only in amazement stare
She said, ”Oh my yes! ..And There’s a kind
of Music that lives there”

Just a little old lady with Alzheimer’s
But what a most wondrous and beautiful phrase!
I could not have been stated it more poetically
Had I tried til’ the end of my days


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 25, 2010


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