DIAGNOSING DEMENTIA ON WHATSAPP
Posts are misinterpreted.
Responses to posts incoherent,
Riddled with errors of logic,
Errors of language,
And indeed are erroneous.
Out goes acquired knowledge,
Enter magical thinking,
Disguised as spirituality.
Faith becomes non-denominational,
Or confusional, not Confucian.
Verbal fisticuffs galore,
As a result of impaired thinking.
Satire becomes satanic,
And prayers become the panacea,
For every ailment including poverty.
Ask a demented person for directions,
End up in a slaughter house,
Instead of your old school.
Names are missed, mashed, and misspelled.
Empathize, don’t exorcize.
We will all get there,
Enjoy your sanity as long as it lasts.