I’ve, Forgotten RainΒ 


I have seen the light
I have seen the dark
A switch that turns on, then off
I have felt joy
I have felt pain
A jolt that strikes up, then down

When it’s high, a feeling of bliss
Consumes with every breath
All the wants and desires
To be had, before life expires

In the light, I can see
All that’s around me

In the dark, I still see
All that’s around me

I can feel, everything
Like the wind brushing my face
Cool clear water cleansing my mouth
The smell of hot tar oozing from asphalt
Dogs on a grill in a park near the hills
Dogs running around chasing squirrels up trees
Bark being scratched madly to a barking song
The excitement of children laughing
Triggers the senses to chuckle myself
Laughter, it is contagious, after all
Tears, even these have a purpose
To release the sadness sealed in a heart
Where it bursts, as if stabbed by a knife
May we all prefer the kind that is squeezed
Like a hug from a friend or a lover
Those tears, are cool by me

There is, one other
How does one classify a demon
No one knows
He takes your mind a piece at a time
Slowly playing with emotions
Taking little bits away
Until one day
It’s gone
The memory, a memory, something, anything
The confusion comes in like lightning
It strikes so fast it clears the universe
Even to answer my own question is near impossible
Is that an apple or a pear
More questions come but from others
Their voices appear out of thin air
These people staring at me, why are they staring at me?
Where’s my mother?
Is father home from work?
Things begin to make more sense
The fog lifts
I can see the light and the dark again

By a window sitting, the sun fades
As clouds rolls in
The pattern of sounds hitting the ground
Roofs and windows being rippled
The smell of damp cut grass reminds of another summer
Turning to the sky I can see it coming down
Creating puddles, turning dry dirt into wet
My sweetheart hands me a glass of ice tea with a kiss
And says, oh, it’s raining!

Fuck!
I’ve, forgotten rain

Ax

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This poem is for Scotty. a friend who is battling the early stages of alzheimers

The reading is a challenge.  Please be gentle 😬  Lady Dajena and Lady EmilyC