Faith’s Memory Lapse

The elder scrolls…
And quakes
And waits…

Silently searching
Where memories once
Fought for a place
Now gone
Just empty space

Is this all—?
A path of exile?
To what?
A destiny of doom?
To meet a God of war
Following His assassin’s creed?

Was this all a honey mine
Sticky sweet
Now candy crush(ed)
In my mortal defeat

Suddenly a myst in the midst
Blazing torchlight searing
Separating his soul
From this lie of doom
A portal to destiny
Free at last
Where blossoms blast

A soft exit
Promised, yet forgotten
By an aged mind


Tuesdays prompt at dVerse. Names of computer games woven into a poem. I ventured to use more than three. I managed managed 13 or 14 names. Dementia and Alzheimer’s can deplete the memory, but God’s promises are sure!

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Faith’s Memory Lapse

  1. robtkistner says:

    This was a fine write Mary. Nice use of the game titles to touch on a difficult subject. Elderly dimentia. At 72, my memory is not what it once was. I am always wondering…

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  2. I really like what you have done here. I made a link between the way the young carelessly lose themselves in games, and the old fear losing themselves altogether.

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    I love the myst in the midst — and the soft landing! Well written.

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  4. This sounds like being saved at last…


  5. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done! You wove this one very well!


  6. Mish says:

    Such a horrible disease. Those gloomy game words worked well for your topic.
    This really struck me…
    “Suddenly a myst in the midst
    Blazing torchlight searing
    Separating his soul
    From this lie of doom”


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