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Holding on to Sanity



Thoughts flicker,

Feelings flitter,

Words waver,

Stutter, splutter,

Glimmer, glint,

Can’t quite put your finger on’t,

Blind man,

Just out of reach,

On the tip of your tongue

What’s the word…?

What word?


©Denise G Allen, 11 March 2013 08:57

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

25 thoughts on “Holding on to Sanity

  1. The tip of my tongue says you have it EXACTLY!


  2. I love these first thing in the morning… the flitting and fluttering of these words are so marvelous… just rolls off the tongue…


  3. I hate not remembering a


  4. I so love your posts adee.


  5. Love it. You have made us feel the moment when words fail us, Denise.
    blessings ~ maxi


  6. Perhaps holding on to youth may be appropriate Denise!
    I’m not on the edge of reason yet, but often I cannot remember words for this and that in the middle of a conversation!
    A very gritty poem, though, and perceptive too.


    • A problem of aging. John. Almost everyone seems to have it happen, some more than others. Maybe it can also be put down to pressure, I don’t know.


  7. We all have our moments of flittery flickering. 🙂 Nicely done again, adee.


  8. when i start losing my mind it will not be pretty…its not a moment that i look forward to …a few words here and there i can probably make it…and dang the car keys, but…smiles.


  9. This is so good, it is … um, what is that word again? 🙂


  10. Beautiful work – again!


  11. Ah yes, gradually deteriorating memory …

    You might enjoy


  12. I’m having quite a few of these moments lately, Adee 🙂


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