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Slowly you fade away…

November 23, 2016

Slowly you fade away, your memories stutter and burst,

like a car running on empty, a script much rehearsed.

The odd moment of returning insight,

swallowed up in a sea of fog,

like a lighthouse hoping for steady land,

but instead finding only choppy waters.

Slowly others take over your life,

slice away at your remaining dignity.

Baby you into the grave

as if you’re whole life could be taken back.

Reversed, forgiven, forgotten, abandoned.

A most terrible act of fate

That I am too tired anymore to berate.

You were my father, my guiding light in life

now you are just clinging to the last bit of your mind

and to all else you have become blind.

You can care only for your next moment

there will never be a repairing atonement.

Just a gradual falling apart and disintegration

till you choose from the heart to allow your souls extrication,

from this aging, weakening form

and face the afterlife’s glorious storm.


  1. I am not sure what your father went through, but I find it an interesting phenomena among men that we allow our ambition to overshadow our relationships. Sometimes I think its a survival instinct that works in our favor albeit temporarily and with significant repercussions. Or it could just be a psychological issue. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

  2. absolutely beautiful and from the heart and soul..what an amazing poem

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