Poetry - (C) Wayne Stubbs
Music - Christina Perry - A Thousand Years (no copyright intended)
I'm looking for a movie to replay,
A memory that I lived, the other day,
I can't seem to remember,
Though I remember my wife Heather,
She's still on the middle shelf of my mind,
There are gaps, where I want to relive,
I get confused and struggle to breathe,
My son told me, that he came yesterday,
I look at him, sometimes I forget his name,
I'm sure it's John,
Or is it Bob?
No, I remember I had a dog named that,
I'm looking for a record, to play the soundtrack of my life,
I'm staring at a photograph of this woman, I'm sure she's my wife,
I can't remember the wedding bells nor our first dance,
Did I get married?
Did this lovely lady, even give this fool a chance?
I've got my ring on, I must've had that wonderful day,
Why can't I remember?
Everyday, I feel an aching pain,
I'm looking for a book, to read about the days of happiness,
There's too many missing, all the titles are filled with sadness,
I've got medals, from when I used to be a soldier,
I can still hear myself yelling, my name and number,
It's strange how this is engraved, but I forget about my son James,
He rang me up this afternoon, I'm not even sure if that was his name!
I'm looking for a brand new home, somewhere safe to stay,
I'm leaving doors open, I even forget when to wash and have a shave,
I ring the police three times a night, I'm just wondering about my loving wife,
I know, I can't live alone, day or night,
I know I forget, but I value my life,
If you see me,
I've made movies,
I've created music,
I've written pages throughout time,
Just care for me and give me a smile,
Remember, as I will forget,
I'm not one of those "old-timers"
I'm just a man with Alzheimer's...
(C) Wayne Stubbs.