When I was me

I've been dreaming of
Things about myself
Remembering how I felt
When I was me


Who you've been talking of
Has to be someone else
It couldn't be
That couldn't have been me

Don't you see, you're pushing me away
From myself and a world I embrace
I know who I am where I am right now
And if I move I'm scared I'll lose my place

I maybe lost but I'm hoping, this makes sense
I'll live for myself, and others; whenever I can
The opposite doesn't work

and hence


I wouldn't stop living, not for anyone

Shouldn't stop living, not for any...
One shouldn't stop living, not for any...
One shouldn't stop living


-Suraj Mani

Memory of an Alzheimer's patient