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My MEMORY Isn't What It Once Was...How 'Bout You?



The last two weeks I can't seem to remember nothing. My wife took the Defensive Driving Course to get reduction points on our insurance premium. Now for the life of me I can't find/locate the insurance copy she gave me. Now my insurance is asking for their copy to lower my auto insurance a few more dollars. Every little bit counts you know!


So I did this little poem to remind myself I had a stroke 8 years ago and my brain was severely affected enough that I may never be the same in the mind! I'm just grateful I can do as much as I can and a little bit more in improvements is likely to come my way in a few years! It's simply titled "Memory I don't have"!


Memory I don't have:


My forgetter's getting better,

But my rememberer is broke

To you that may seem funny

But, to me, that is no joke.


For when I'm "here" I'm wondering

If I really should be "there"

And, when I try to think it through,

I haven't got a prayer!


Often times I walk into a room,

And say "what am I here for?"

I rack my brain, but all in vain!

A zero, is my score.


At times I put something away

Where it is safe, but, Gee!

The person it is safest from

Is, generally, me!


When shopping I will see someone,

I Say! "Hi" and have a chat,

Then, when the person walks away

I ask myself, "Now,who was that?"


Yes, my forgetter's getting better

While my rememberer is broke,

And it's driving me plumb crazy

And that isn't any joke.


Now if you all tell me I'm not alone,

then I can just pack up and go home! :big_grin:

That way I know when you have a stroke,

Your heart is okay but the brain is broke!


"My only hope now is who ever read this poem don't take it as a big joke,

Because it is just the opposite and it's what we have left after a stroke"!

Fred! :unsure:


PS. It's my original thoughts and you're welcome to copy, pass it along or quote any part of it! Fred!


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Guest lwisman




Your poem make me laugh.


I don't know if my memory problems are stroke related or due to getting older. Maybe a bit of both.


My Mom had Alzheimer's. I know for a fact that both of us (and anyone else reading this) have a better memory than she did, especially toward the end.


Give thanks for the memory we all still have. :big_grin:



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