Brain

October 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

An entire life soaked into a few cells.

One by one, they fall away,

And time claims back that which it once owned.

Do we really own anything,

Even our memories?

Once they’re gone –

What then?

© Chris Young, 7 Oct 2012

Dementia concerns me. We all know that, after Tourettes, Senile Dementia is the funniest of all illnesses, and I thoroughly look forward to amusing my friends with my increasingly erratic memory-loss. It’s started already. I regularly lose entire conversations from my memory, and it’s not all to do with the drink. It happens when I’m stone-cold sober. I can only see it getting worse as I stumble headlong into the second half of my life.

I only hope that the things I will forget first are all the bad things in life. Like Bonnie Langford and Caramac.

But at least I’ll be able to watch all my dvds again and not know the endings.

Assuming, of course, I can remember how to work the player. And where I live.

Hello, little e…

October 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello, little electronical world pixie friends!

I thought it high time I did something more on my rather empty and neglected wordpress page, and although I missed National Poetry Day (was that only in Britain? Probably), I did write a small piece today on a theme that has been on my mind for some time now; forgetfulness. At least, when I remember to think about it, it’s on my mind (insert laughter here).

Rather aptly, I may have forgotten how to load up a poem into the required folder, so I’m going to write it here too. But be warned – this has not been polished. It is a first draft, written down as it came into my mind during my waking moments this morning. I eagerly await your bad ratings and vehement reviews. To paraphrase Bernard Black, “it’s terrible, but it’s short”. It is called, quite simply,

Brain

 

An entire life soaked into a few cells.

One by one, they fall away,

And time claims back that which it once owned.

Do we really own anything,

Even our memories?

Once they’re gone –

What then?

 

7 Oct 2012

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