Treasure Island

Neela Nath


Alzheimer


He was lying on the
road among the beggers.
His blank eyes
couldn't answer.
A paaser-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 are more broken.
Arriving at sunset point
he has lost his keys
of locked memory.
He was suffering from
Alzheimer!

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (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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