Dementia

Dementia

A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin
"

Some things go unsaid.

"


 

 

Walking home one summer night

The sky was filled with sudden light

A shooting star that left a trail

Behind a multi-colored tail

 

Too swift to be a comet's light

A meteoroid or meteorite

Broken off as a piercing spear

Traversing through the atmosphere

 

And I alone witnessed the sight

As I stood below the burning light

Wondering how I might explain

A sight that others had not seen

 

Like spotting a fairy or an elf

Some things are best kept to oneself;

Certainly heavenly trails of fire

Lest one be branded as a liar

 

And so I spoke not a word for fear

As summers passed me year by year

Until at last I had grown old

And the thing was never told

 

At last I found I was not afraid

Of what others thought or others said

I became free to suffer a whim

It mattered not if they thought me dim

 

There was such a shining light in me

Burning bright with liberty

And I had become that shooting star

Of a memory that had traveled far

 

 

 

 


© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin



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Wonderful word choice! A very enchanting and hypnotizing piece! I also really loved the line: "like spotting a fairy or an elf, some things are best kept to oneself;".

Posted 4 Days Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

4 Days Ago

Thank you so very much. Bless.
Such beautiful imagery, and such a powerful, haunting message. I like the way the tone gradually shifts near the end. Very good flow. Just very good overall!

Posted 6 Days Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

6 Days Ago

Thank you. I appreciate your words. Bless.
I like your work my man! It had a nice flow and was easy to read. Keep em' coming, cheers.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

1 Week Ago

Thanks for dropping by to read. Glad you liked it and I appreciate you taking the time to leave a c.. read more
There was such a shining light in me
Burning bright with liberty
And I had become that shooting star
Of a memory that had traveled fa

very beautiful done Fabian :) ....

Posted 1 Week Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

1 Week Ago

Thank you for dropping by and for your kind comment. Bless.
makes me think of the last year my dad was alive...and how dementia had gotten to him...and i felt so lucky that on my last visit, he did know who i was...i hadn't really expected he would.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

1 Week Ago

My mother suffered from dementia in her final days. She would speak as if she were a child again, lu.. read more
The treasures we will never be privy to...
If I hadn't read the title...
I would've been caught off guard.
AGAIN..perfect flow..rhyme..
you don't dissappoint


Posted 1 Week Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

1 Week Ago

Thank you my friend.

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Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC



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