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Until the World Stands Still

May 2, 2011
By rachelnicole1257 SILVER, Mountain Home, Idaho
rachelnicole1257 SILVER, Mountain Home, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." ~Dennis Wholey

Slowly, oh so slowly,
She began to fade away
It seemed so very gradual
Until that fateful day

Off the bus, I ran inside
To find my mother there
A box of tissues by her side
Why did she look so scared?

“We need to talk,” she said to me
And so I took a seat
And when I heard the painful news
My heart, it skipped a beat

She told me what the doctor said
About what lay in store
She said that she had Alzheimer’s
Like her father’d had before

I threw myself upon the ground
as tears streamed down my face
The only thing I knew to do
Was run far from that place

So run I did, and run I do,
and run I always will
From all my problems, every day,
Until the world stands still

The author's comments:
My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in November of 2010. Her diagnosis inspired this poem.

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on Jun. 10 2011 at 2:11 pm
RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle

Every time I think about this it makes me cry. It wasn't enough that your world came down around your ears once - you started to rebuild it a little and it came tumbling down again. It makes my heart hurt.

Anyway, great poem. <3