Tale Weavers: Poem – Free Verse – “Without You” #taleweavers #poetry #amwriting


Last week’s Tale Weaver’s prompt was to use the code pictured below, in telling a story. Thanks to Michael from MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting.

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Credit: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

 

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Your garbled words, they don’t make sense,

They were the last words you wrote, then;

You disappeared, no trace of whence,

You’d return, so explain again,

Why you left me alone heart so rent? 

Why you can’t explain our past tense?

You’re not weak, but through aged lense,

Disease stole my gentlemen.

You were young, full of life intense;

With passion for dreams, no pretense.

The man you were is gone; he’s distant,

Lost, his last thoughts code absurd.

I don’t understand, things he heard,

Why he aged quickly; ill concerned,

For someone who used direct words.

Now your life is finite, deterred.

You aren’t who I knew, you’re gone, turned;

Alzheimer’s stole you — who you were,

I’m the woman left behind blurred;

A ghost — now we’re both unheard.

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

4 thoughts on “Tale Weavers: Poem – Free Verse – “Without You” #taleweavers #poetry #amwriting

  1. That’s a powerful reaction to the image Mandi and very much in keeping with the disease you refer to…I can well imagine their messages are garbled, indecipherable great take, thanks for adding to this week’s tale weaver..

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. I imagine the “code” or misunderstanding would be frustrating for both. Both the speaker “his wife” in this poem and the husband with Alzheimer’s not able to get across that he recognizes his wife at cognizant moments but at the same time has no idea who she is in other moments. I thought the note was his writing skills going before anything else, I’m not sure if that happens or how fast but it seemed to make sense.

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