Sunday, May 1, 2016

Remember The Kisses to Loving Someone With Alzheimer’s 
A lover remembers the kisses through the riddle of time 
A daughter deals with kisses time has taken away 

Remember The Kisses (poem)

Remember the kisses
Those moment together
The dreams which we made
The stardust cascade
Rich splendor our trade
Remember the kisses
Those strolls through the park
The nights on the town
The world was our sea
To cruise effort free
And there was time
Time enough to hold you
Time enough for wonders
Endless were your smiles
Endless were the stars within your eyes
Ever was the music from your lips
Ever had created wishes
With time enough for endless kisses
We were truly blessed
To bath in a time
Unknown by others
We were truly blessed
To make memories
From nothing at all
We were richly blessed
Greeting the summers
Remember the kisses
But time the blessing a curse
As meaning was stolen away
As now I bear the endlessness
And dream of the fleeting time
Which mars the nights of others
Remember the kisses
Whispers lingering yet
The dreams we once traversed
The Joy with which I’m cursed
Forever now immersed 

I leave it up to you as to what form to call this poem. This poem contains some rhymes. This poem contains some order. One thing to notice is how the present seems to call back to the past. "Remember the kisses", as we are to find out, is a blessing and a curse. 

Yes, this poem is about me. I don't know when it all began or when I started to notice, to appreciate. There seemed to be an abundance of time available for those moments with Arlene. The outings, the dates, the celebrations, the vacation, the gazing in those eyes, the hugging, the kisses, there seemed to be more than enough time. I cannot remember myself wishing for more time. Arlene and I were blessed with time enough to make and enjoy our moments to the fullest Time was on our side. 
Then Arlene died. The initial pain and sorrow was overshadowed by the rainbow of endless magic that was our life. But time proved itself a two-sided sword. The same "endlessness" for those kisses turned into an "endlessness" to remember. I began to see how long time could be. My solution was to fill my time with charity work. After four years, Amor came into my life. She would be a blessing for another of time's tricks. I am truly blessed. 
We are all blessed. We have a couple with "endlessness" to enjoy. Then she was taken away. He had the "endless" moments of joy they made. Then time turned a blessing into a tedium. Amor entered my life. Get the picture? I like to say, "life is a roller coaster." Some roller coasters are long. Some roller coasters are short. Some are are very exciting. Some are just plain fun. Sometimes troubles and hardship may be unwelcome guests in our life. But they have their purpose and go. Remember, we are all blessed. Remember this, especially as we create those magical moments in our life. Remember this, as we reflect, "Whose life is it anyway?" Time may be short or long, a blessing or curse. But there is a flower, and that flower is you. Enjoy. 

And when we think of time, what song comes to mind: Pink Floyd "Time" 

What is greater than time 

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing , with an estimated 5.4 million Americans having Alzheimer's disease in 2016. Buzz Feed Video has created an awesome video about how Alzheimer's disease affects a family and life's greatest weapon against this debilitating disease and all hardships. Yes, it is greater than time itself. 
Sorry that this video is not funny. What it lacks in humor it makes up with in compassion. "Loving Someone With Alzheimer’s" 

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  1. Hello, you have lovely memories with Arlene. Pretty poem! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    1. Thank you for the visit.
      I really appreciate the thoughts

  2. What a beautiful poem. Time is such a valuable thing, thank you for reminding me to share it with those I love.

    1. Live today to the fullest. Leave no kiss to "I wish I would have".
      Thank you for the kindness

  3. Alzheimer's is one of the cruelest diseases, taking the person we knew and leaving his/her shell. Sometimes music will break through those barriers to the core when words cannot.

    1. I had a friend Alzheimer's took. His church was impressive making his last days very easy for everyone.
      Thank you for dropping by

  4. Thank you for the lovely poem, and for sharing your story. I, too, have been given a second chance for love in my life, as well as much to contemplate about the very time which has passed and may/not remain. While I am grateful for these gifts, I pray the music and kisses will remain if all else will not.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this.
      We know how comforting it is to know we are not alone

  5. Lovely poem - your reminiscing too.
    Alzheimer's - A big problem, and more so for the relatives to see and hear their loved ones speaking of odd things etc.

    1. Thank you
      You're so gracious
      A negative change can be burdensome