Senescence (Tanka)

© Tracesofthesoul 2014
© Tracesofthesoul 2014

sporadic visits

that escalate in flurries

steals chunks of a life

cunningly, shrewdly

claims Dementia.

 

Written for Mindlovemisery Menagerie – Tanka/Haiku prompt presented by Anmol
evanesce
verb
– literary
verb: evanesce; 3rd person present: evanesces; past tense: evanesced; past participle: evanesced; gerund or present participle: evanescing
1.
pass out of sight, memory, or existence.

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24 thoughts on “Senescence (Tanka)”

    1. It was meant to be honest but not sad. I have written about Ms Dementia before and I like to treat it (her) like a shrewd witch. The prompt just brought it up so easily. Thanks fo reading, Brenda.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and I am sorry to hear about your granddad. It is sneaky and devastating disease for everyone close to as well as the person suffering. My thoughts are you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, I did enjoy the raw reality of it…it was written out of love for Mom and disdain for Ms Dementia…kind of like she was the mistress who took my mom away…

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      1. *nods* It’s always hard to watch someone grow old when they lose bits of themselves, but some precious memories can come from those times too.

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      2. There are always wonderful memories…writing her this past year has enabled me to write snippets here and there. She is in always in my thoughts because I am who I am because of who she is.

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  1. Thanks for visiting my post. I’m happy to have found your beautiful site! I love how you captured this loss, it touches my heart because it’s happening to my dad :(

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    1. Ah, gee, I am so sorry to hear this. I have written many posts and poems about my mom actually under dementia. It is such a difficult disease to accept…my thoughts are with you. It helps to talk about it, write about it. I have read many books in the past, work in homecare for a few years but my most recent book, Still Alice is a great book to understand the onset and progression of the illness. Hugs , Oliana xx

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      1. Thanks for the kind words, Oliana. I’ll definitely look at that book. It is a sad disease, sad to see the changes. Hugs to you and your mom as well.
        Kelli

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