Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sensational Haiku Wednesday: Aging

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Gnarled hands fondle air.
Mind slips to another place.
Hearts break...but still love.

I am fortunate that my parents, in their 80's, have not succumbed to dementia. However, I work with many, many patients who have. I also have friends experiencing the same within their own families. This haiku is in honor of them.

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12 comments:

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Nice one Polly! Actually you are fortunate that your parents are still alive! Cherish them while they are still around! God bless you all! :)

Brian Miller said...

really for me this is scary...seeing one we love sli away mentally..shivers...

Steven Anthony said...

Ive dealt with many at the nursing home I volunteer at, so sad...

Weezer said...

I, too, have been blessed with both my parents and they, for the most part, have aged intact. Some changes here and there, but nothing that wasn't expected. I do worry about losing control of EVERYTHING.
Like I told Michelle, you and she have such a knack for Haiku. Nicely done, dear friend. Good to see you back.

Tina said...

Really liked this. Having watched my Grandma slip further and further out of reach, I can so relate to this. Your first line is such a great picture of what she was like. Speaking nonsense, gesturing, and aching to tell us something...

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

You're very lucky, I just lost my mother and dementia had taken hold in the last few months it is a hard road to hoe but remembering the person inside helps a lot!
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Jenn Erickson said...

Beautiful! My grandmother suffered from alzheimers for almost a decade before she passed away. What a way to end one's journey...

Erin said...

I'm on the board of our local Alzheimer's Assn because of hubs' grandmother...it's a horrible disease. You haiku gave me chills. Wonderful, as usual.

Ria said...

I say a prayer of thankgiving every day that my mom (78) and father in law (72) have no signs of developing that most horrible (in my opinion anyway) disease.

Willoughby said...

Beautiful Haiku. I worry about that very thing with my aging parents. So far, so good.

blueviolet said...

A lot of my friends have parents going through this and it's really tough!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Very poignant reminder, this. Beautiful and yet sad. Well done.

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