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Daddy doesn't remember me.
Daddy doesn't remember Mommy.
Daddy doesn't remember his life.
He's stuck
In the year 1975,
Back when he was fifteen.
He still thinks his mom is alive.
He still thinks he's going to get beaten
For not being home.
And he still doesn't
Know himself.

Daddy doesn't remember me.
Daddy doesn't remember Mommy.
Daddy doesn't remember my sisters.
Daddy doesn't remember his life.
He's stuck
In his past.

And suddenly
He collapses.

"Daddy," I cry
Tears filling my eyes.
"Wake up!"

And after a while
After he lies there, lifeless
For over a half hour..

He wakes up.

"What happened?" He asks.

"Nothing Daddy."

Daddy didn't remember me.
Daddy didn't remember Mommy.
Daddy didn't remember my sisters.

But Daddy doesn't remember that.
About when my dad was sick. I was eight.
He would have episodes where he'd get stuck in his teenage years again. And then he would forget us.
But now he doesn't remember forgetting. He remembers being sick but he doesn't remember what happened.
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SquirrelMarination Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awhh!!!
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RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Maybe play around a little with lowercase letters at the beginning of some of your lines for the ones where you don't have periods at the ends of the previous lines, I think it might set an interesting tone... other than that, this is incredible! What was his sickness that caused this?
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SAMDisbored Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
That was beautiful.
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minkiefox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Oh dear... I'm so sorry.
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miseryofbrokenhearts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually made my eyes tear up, and I am happy to know your father is doing better.
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Cwolf0615 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that must have been awful. :O

Its a lovely poem though. :hug:
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IokoThePanda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sad stor... but a really amaizing poem!
I love how in the end the meaning changed!
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puppiesareawesome123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's so sad:'( The poem was wonderful though:)
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akkajess Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Writer
Hi! Your wonderful piece has been featured here [link] :heart::tighthug:
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luciapureheart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my grandfather passed away last august with Alzheimer's. he changed as a person...got very violent, didn't know anyone was around most of the time. He got angry about why he was hooked up to machines...he had no idea what was going on. He finally jerked out of his ivs and attacked the staff...he ended up dehydrating. We thought everything was fine up until he got violent...he lost who he was as a person, and lost who everyone around him was...but I choose not to think of him as being that person when I remember him. The good times always outweigh the bad, and having family with you, is usually what helps you get through moments like this. Keep smiling, and keep positive. Hold onto your love for each other and things will always be okay.
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