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In the Maze of Her Mind

The Little Genius

By Rick Henry ChristopherPublished 25 days ago 1 min read
Photos of my Mom!

The lady with the curious mind

Wanders lost, searching for a sign

Of the brilliance she left behind


Her memories, like threads, unravel

Weaving a tapestry of confusion

Her intellect, once sharp like a knife

Now dulled by the cruel intrusion


The shelves of her mind, once neatly lined

With volumes of knowledge and wit

Now lay empty, barren and unrefined


Her eyes, once bright with the fire of invention

Now glazed with the mist of forgetfulness

Her hands, once steady in their intention

Now tremble with the weight of her distress


She longs to return to the days of her prime

When her thoughts danced like fireflies in the night

But time has robbed her of her shine

Leaving her scared in a world without light


So, she wanders on, lost in the maze

Of a mind that no longer serves her well

A genius lady with dementia, forever dazed

Dedicated to my mom Isabel... despite being trapped in this cruel maze her sincerity and love still shine through... that she will never lose... My mom truly has a heart of gold.

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About the Creator

Rick Henry Christopher

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.


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  • C. Rommial Butler9 days ago

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this very personal insight.

  • Nikki Clam20 days ago

    Wow, your words painted a vivid picture of the struggles we face in our own minds.

  • Amber Annabelle21 days ago

    Congratulations on top story 👏 a great read

  • Sophia Smith22 days ago

    good job blog

  • I know this must have been difficult to write. The constant emphasis on comparison and contrast of youth and older age adds so much complexity and sympathy.

  • Brenton F22 days ago

    The long goodbye... a sad and worthy tribute!

  • That last stanza really got to me! A golden poem. What a tribute.

  • Beautifully written. Heartbreaking. - Anneliese

  • Caroline Craven23 days ago


  • Loryne Andawey23 days ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story Rick! Well deserved 😊

  • Paul Stewart23 days ago

    damn, knew this was going to be a heartbreaker. Beautiful words and beautiful sentiment and eloquently poetic. Well done, Rick!

  • Dana Stewart23 days ago

    A loving tribute from a loving son. Thank you for sharing your (Top) story and congratulations.

  • Dean F. Hardy24 days ago

    Lovely words

  • Congratulations 🎉

  • Chanderkumar24 days ago

    Awesome 😎

  • Muhammad Ibrahim24 days ago


  • Quincy.v24 days ago

    It's touching to see how your love for your mother shines through even in the midst of her struggle with dementia.

  • Cathy holmes24 days ago

    Congrats on the Top Story

  • JBaz24 days ago

    A very beautiful tribute to a beautiful women. Congratulations on a well deserved Top Story

  • Heather Hubler24 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!!

  • KJ Aartila24 days ago

    Wonderfully written - beautiful, but so sad - I can feel your love for her.

  • An absolutely gorgeous tribute to your mother, wonderful and well deserved top story

  • C. H. Richard24 days ago

    Tears to my eyes. What a beautiful expressive poem about whom your mom is and what the disease has taken from her. Especially love this line "When her thoughts danced like fireflies in the night." ❤️ Many hearts

  • Ammu 24 days ago

    beautiful tribute to ur mum..

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