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The Great Brain Robbery

Reflecting on Tom Brady's missing jersey and my mom's stolen memories

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
February 10, 2017

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The Great Brain Robbery

When your Super Bowl jersey is stolen,
you've been robbed of the shirt off your back.
And I'm guessing Tom Brady is angry.
No, I'm certain he is. It's a fact!

But a crime that is even more heinous
is a heist that impacts those we love.
It's when loved ones are robbed of their mem'ries
or the names they were just thinking of.

A life savings gone. It's so tragic.
That glassy-eyed stare says it all.
What was earned over decades is taken.
But by who? They just cannot recall.

When the vault in their brain is depleted
and then ransacked of all they held dear,
they are speechless (deprived of their senses).
And the thief leaves them silenced by fear.

Yes, this crime is far worse than is Brady's.
What is stolen cannot be replaced.
So we should be kind to the victims
whose despair can be seen on their face.

* http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/02/tom-brady-missing-jersey-worth

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