“ When Memory Fails ” – held in time will –

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“ When Memory Fails ”

                  – held in time will –

When memory fails

As held in time will,

You’ll find it pales

Said ‘tis all but still,

Tho we’ll so falter

Must find to bide,

In kindly shelter

Until subsides,

Its weary burden

As one tries hide,

Ways it’ll worsen

In destined slide,

Of a dying mind

Be receding use,

Far beyond find

Now so abstruse,

While shy of time

As recall hides,

In its seclusion

Tho one is to abide,

When memory fails

In its retched mental prison,

Time wants tell to say goodbye!

 

                               ode to victims of failed memory…

                                                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier

       Music, of Erik Satie – Gnossienne 1, by Otto Tolonen, guitar

 

6 thoughts on ““ When Memory Fails ” – held in time will –

  1. “When memory fails
    In its retched mental prison,
    Time wants tell to say goodbye!”

    Our greatest fear is to lose our memory and ability to engage and remember who we are. Oh, Jean-Jacques, a profound, poignant reflection on when time takes us and we no longer understand.

    • Being consciously aware, that most of we humans are ever so fallible, and thus bound to suffer some fatigue with having to carry our ever increasing mindful baggage, kind of gives a heads up start, to fix exercising said memory sufficiently to cheat fate’s chintzy allowance of this, our precious grey matter, that activates that motor we call mind…!

  2. A moving ode to those who have lost their memory, and there are so many of them. My dad lost his short-term memory as the result of brain damage from heart failure, and it was as though time as turned random in his mind. The hardest part was that his fundamental personality was still intact–yet he was there, but not there.

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