moon dancing (acrostic)

by Mr. Darcy   Nov 16, 2020

Daniel danced like Fred Astaire, sweeping
Ella, his breathless bride, up into his arms.
Many joyous years have since past.
Ella, and the children were his - everything.
Now her stenciled smile slips and the
Tears roll, revealing Daniel's decaying mind, as
It's quite unable to cling to her face. . .
All she wants now is - one last dance -


Mr. Darcy
© 2020

*Inspired by Em


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  • 8 months ago

    by Em

    I'm so glad that you posted this :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Star

    On a funny note at first glance I thought the acrostic is for Dementors from Harry Potter, and I even started thinking what does it have to do with the content of the poem?! If you think about it is somehow fitting!

    Other than that, this is a really sad piece, I’ve only heard of people with dementia from people around, but I never met anyone with it. It really is painful just hearing about it. I can’t help but think about how scared those people diagnosed would be before they start forgetting.

    I’m really happy to see this nominated!!

    • 8 months ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      Dementia could be viewed as a wraith like creature taking control of a person, slowly eroding all they once were.
      Thanks for your insightful comment.

  • 8 months ago

    by Michael

    A sad piece Mr D, but you have penned such a sadness, with a romantic feel. My father suffered with Dementia, and this resonates with me on a deep level. I look back and laugh and cry at some of the situations i experienced with him. But being a stubborn bugger, it was never easy at the time.
    M :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, a lovely acrostic. It's poignancy sings as after all these years alzhimers steals away their memories. Beautiful-

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