Letters in Concrete

September 27, 2012
By stellarachelle SILVER, Jericho, New York
stellarachelle SILVER, Jericho, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in this world-Gandhi


Whatever I learned,
I learned from her.

She taught me how to read.
We would practice reading daily;
reading everything from storefront signs to crisp library books.

As I grew older,I read more independently
and drifted away...

The world was balanced until the internal cacophony of her brain marred us.

She couldn't understand the storefront signs
and had a short attention span for library books.

Her words were breezes,
spontaneous
and
forgotten.

I knew that it was my turn to connect with her.
It was my turn to read to her.
We read together.
We laughed again for the last time.


The author's comments:
A poem about Alzheimer's and reading- my two passions.

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