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 Category:  Biographical Poetry
  Posted: February 16, 2020      Views: 88

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MARJON VAN BRUGGEN 
I think I always was a writer and a poet, but I remember clearly my Lyceum years and my debut as a writer with a long fiction story. For that one, I was applauded by the prof and students alike. I didn't stop writing and started poetry as well. A - more...

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A free verse poem in attempt to understand Alzheimer disease
"Blue-hued" by Marjon van Bruggen
Footsteps of a ghost
the hammer blow
of sunlight on white snow.
Deafening, still silent sounds
hear:

the wind whispers a tale
rough and spendthrift gales
shook last colored leaves
from autumn trees to leave
winter bareness
in blue-hued beauty.

Long and cold nights
freeze each singing stream.
Far stars transport dim lights
to ghostly trees, dissolving
into endless distance---
wide, vast, living stretches of sky.

I wander woeful in unreasoned sleep
caught in crushing coils of serpent misery.
He's there
with wild and meaningless sincerity.
I wish he wouldn't shout---

Awake, I waver still between
belief
and
doubt.
The narrowness grows wide and deep.



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When my late husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, I wrote a series of therapeutic poems to understand what was happening to our marriage. This is one of them. In the future, I plan to post more of this series. Hopefully, I'll find a publisher to be able to help people who find themselves in this situation. Thanks for reading so far!
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