The Sum of All Fears

by Beck Bridge
(Alvin, TX, Brazoria)

My memory has faded and yet I remember it’s gone.
I feel so alone, I do not belong…
You ask me a question and my mind is a blank
The terror I feel can’t be explained…

I relive my childhood as if it were yesterday
And yet, I can’t remember what I did today.
People come to see me less and less each day,
I guess they’re uncomfortable and don’t know what to say.

My heart remembers the love we share,
But when you leave, it’s like you were never there.
I silently cry in loneliness for someone to understand,
I didn’t choose this and I need to hold your hand.

My eyesight is fading and my hearing as well,
I need to talk to someone, yet there’s no one to tell.

Just remember that I will always need you,
That the best of me is gone.
I pray to God to take me home,
I am so tired of feeling alone.

Please always stand beside me,
Love me till my life is gone.
And when that day comes... do not cry,
Just be happy for me and don’t ask why

I will be free from this nightmare at last,
And will no longer live in the past.

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