Jan 5, 2012

I Remember You (Poem)

I remember you. We were sweet friends, No, loyal family.

I Remember You
by Max Wallack

I remember you.
We were sweet friends,
No, loyal family.
We shared and trusted
Each shiny day for a novel adventure.

I remember you.
You look familiar.
I see you in my disheveled mind.
Is it really you?
How can I be sure?

Dark shadows creep across your face.
But I think I know you.
Why do you look so evil?
Your sweaty hands are grasping claws
To snatch away my puzzled mind.

Don't hurt me.
Let me escape
The cackling demons pursuing me.
Their fiery breath
Burns holes in my memory.

Your eyes stare, glacial and fiendish.
I feel the stench of your wrath.
Don't chisel at mind.
At least,
Leave my soul intact.

Come no closer.
I tremble and quake
As the paleness of death surrounds me.
I think I remember you,
But who am I?

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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