The Dementia

Linda Pendergrass posted on July 5 at 9:16am


Draw the sash-

Lock the door.

They say, I don’t live here anymore…

Who changed the curtains?
Painted over my pale yellow walls?
Let the ivy grow a tangle around the flowers-
Encroaching up through the pathways?

All the endless hours I toiled in this garden,

All my work…
Planting, planning,
The placement of every seed.
The culmination-
A firing plethora of color
Bursting through gray
Branching and spiraling
a cicatrix-
bridging to the crossover-
the crossover…

that was the threshold of my wisdom

where the unlocking of memory took place
lumbering through a foggy maze
surrounded by gaps

searching for a key…

pounding & pounding on the door!
maneuvering around a hideous plaque

I think I understand…
I step over a hole
Shift to the right

I’m locked out…

Going around the hole
veering to the left

I’m locked in…

Linda Pendergrass posted on July 5 at 9:16am;
2015 Jul 5 at 8:07pm from Truthful Kindness; To Linda Pendergrass, “can I make a page so the end-of-month newsLetter can show it in newsletter also?” ·

2015 Jul 6 at 10:10am Linda Pendergrass replied “Yes … Thank you for sharing my work.”  .Permission at
* Admin issues: SHARE dementia awareness thru buttons below. If interested in receiving notice of future blog postings there is a “follow” button in the upper left corner (MS Explorer) or lower right (Safari and Chrome). Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments, but please filter your comments with truthful loving kindness to all concerned. If there is an advertisement below, I have no control over what is shown. — Text Copyright exclusively by Linda Pendergrass on 2015-07/06.  Copyright for picture is Truthful L. Kindness, created 2018 March 24.  Tags: changes, dementia, Linda Pendergrass, PLwD. Registered & Protected


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