Wednesday, August 24, 2011




'It must be Alzheimers!' we cry!
At the thought we want to die!
But everyone forgets now and again.
When you're halfway through a door
You think 'What am I here for?'
You'll remember, if you just count up to ten.
The other day I heard
An encouraging little word
(Well, several in fact, but it had to rhyme!)
On the subject of forgetting,
Which can be quite upsetting,
And which happens  to the Writer all the time!
If a key is in your hand
And you just can't understand
Which door is opened by that certain key,
You're perfectly alright,
Quite unworrying your plight,
You know a key's an opener, you see.
But if a key lies there
In your hand and you just stare
Wondering what it does, you'd better worry!
Treatment may be needed
Your problem should be heeded
You should seek expert advice, and in a hurry!
Next time you have a lapse,
Half-way up the stairs, perhaps,
Consider what I've written and feel glad.
Your memory's OK
You're just having a bad day
Which is something every one of us has had!

An Acrostic suggested by 'Acrostics Only'

Touch a pan that is much too hot
'Ouch!' you'll say 'That has hit the spot!'
Over-zealous over-heating
Hurts the hands! They take a beating!
Oven-mitts are made for just this,
To let you give hot oil a miss!
Turn the heat down when you're cooking!
Or hands will get lobster-looking!
Heat is useful but it's nasty!
Attack that steamy Cornish pasty!
Never trust that you'll be lucky!
Don't be foolhardy or plucky!
Let all that boiling stuff get cool
Else you might be a scalded fool!

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