A Terza Rima Sonnet about the onset of memory loss
|Somewhere in the back of a cluttered mind,
Memory hides, waiting to play a game,
While friend forgetfulness neglects to find.
Facts and figures whirl until nearly lame
Attempting to decide where they belong,
But today cannot be found - what a shame.
Thoughts of long ago rush, romp, sing their song,
Take center stage, remaining dimly clear,
All current recollections simply wrong.
Though the outward appearance remains dear,
The mind, behind an “unbreachable” bar,
The familiar now unknown, causes fear.
Memory, come out wherever you are,
Since forgetfulness is winning thus far.
Note: A Terza Rima Sonnet has four stanzas of three lines each followed by a couplet. Each line has ten syllables. The rhyme scheme is aba, bcb, cdc, ded, ee.