Neela Nath Das


Alzheimer - Poem by Neela Nath Das

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He was lying on the
road among the beggars.
His blank eyes
couldn't answer.
A passer-by asked
his name, sensing
his class- - - -
what's your address sir?
'S-i-r? No, no I'm not sir, brother,
father or anything.'
'What's your name?
N-a-m-e? What's name? '
'I'm a man, m-a-n! '
but, I can't spell, man.
His voice was broken
and replies were more broken.
Arriving at sunset point
he has lost his keys
of locked memory.
He was suffering from
Alzheimer!

Topic(s) of this poem: alzheimer


Comments about Alzheimer by Neela Nath Das

  • Neela Nath Das (3/26/2017 9:53:00 AM)


    Thanks to all my friends for their valuable review. (Report) Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (3/21/2017 4:17:00 PM)


    Alzheimer, that terrible thing, wish that they would find a cure... (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2017 12:01:00 PM)


    A very sad situation expressed so well. This is a disease that kills bit by bit. Thank you for sharing it Neela. (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (3/21/2017 11:04:00 AM)


    Have better understanding/insight into this dreadful disease. Thank you! I don't think I'll ever look at a sufferer as I did before. Congratulation! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2017 10:23:00 AM)


    Very poignant poem about a dreadful disease that leaves a person living a nightmare..a ten from me and congratulations on being selected poet/poem of the day.. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (3/21/2017 9:35:00 AM)


    How unfortunate for one to be a victim of such a problem? Worst thing is to find such people on the road. Well written and congrats for being the member's PoD. Thanks for sharing the eyeopener. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/21/2017 8:43:00 AM)


    Beautiful write on locked memories of life to Alzheimer. There is no key to open it ever. Congrats on member poem of the day. Loved reading it as usual from your pen..Neela. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/21/2017 8:32:00 AM)


    Arriving at sunset point
    he has lost his keys
    of locked memory.
    He was suffering from
    Alzheimer! .. strong penmanship on Alzheimer. Thank.
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  • Bharati Nayak (3/21/2017 4:58:00 AM)


    Arriving at sunset point
    he has lost his keys
    of locked memory.
    He was suffering from
    Alzheimer! - - - A very poignant write about the people suffering from Alzheimer.
    (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (3/21/2017 4:08:00 AM)


    a poem of the reality of life to some unfortunate people? one of which is a disgrace because we live in a world of plenty! well written. (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (3/21/2017 3:56:00 AM)


    The last line falls like an unnecessary heavy hand upon the otherwise softly evocative lines of this person's plight. The poem stirs emotion very effectively until the bald pronouncement brings the curtain down prematurely. The compassion amidst the sadness and even terror of the situation is palpable, why cut it off so abruptly with the sharp knife of clinical declaration. It feels like I was reprimanded at the end for having empathized with this man for his loss of humanity, that in the final analysis he is really only some medical diagnosis. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/21/2017 1:59:00 AM)


    His blank eyes! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/21/2017 1:37:00 AM)


    The poem brings to fore the plight of an Alzheimer patient quite succinctly. Thanks, Neela ji.
    His voice was broken / and replies are more broken.
    Arriving at sunset point / he has lost his keys / of locked memory.
    (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/21/2017 12:57:00 AM)


    At sunset point..... congrats on being chosen.... (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2013 4:01:00 AM)


    Most feared condition...the family are the ones most affected! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/20/2013 7:51:00 AM)


    He was lying on the
    road among the beggars.
    I saw a similar scene recently in my travels. I saw this person lying on the roadside in the morning. Then lying in the same position in the evening. Beautiful poem bringing reality to the forefront. Thank you.
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  • Heather Wilkins (10/20/2013 3:16:00 AM)


    Alzheimers is a terrible disease. not only for the person but the family too (Report) Reply

  • (10/17/2013 4:22:00 PM)


    Alzheimers one could argue is a disease in which the soul leaves the body before it is ready to let it go. Good poem, horrific ailment in which there is no cure. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (10/17/2013 12:51:00 PM)


    Poignant. Alzheimer is a dreadful disease. A feeling of living dead comes to mind when a patient of Alzheimer is seen. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 26, 2017


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