The Retired Bloke

Adventure Before Dementia

One day I may forget who I am

Unable to distinguish light and shade

Loved ones will gather round as strangers to me

Telling stories of adventures I’ve experienced

But which feel like fiction from a romantic novel

I will no longer be able to savour new memories

Instantly erased as soon as they are created

So grasp I will all that life has to offer 

Fill the senses with new insights

Forever in the moment register every second

Savour each and every adventure

Before the potential onset of dementia


  • Goldfinch60

    So true, my wife has dementia and it is so hard to get through to her sometimes. Occasionally she has moments of clarity and we grab them with open hearts.

  • orchidee

    A good write Retired.

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