A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘abyss’

Lost in sound

Fragile thoughts … lost in sound
Wordless expressions … surround
Desperate … to communicate
Frustration … found a mate
Stutters … stammers … vent
Feelings rise … came ‘n went
Lost … Alzheimer’s … snare
Bits ‘n pieces … sigh … despair.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 11, 2015

Bona fide

Leaning … peering to the floor
Deja vu … been here … before
An abyss … porthole … looking thru
Finding another? … Peering at you?
You’re talking loud … on a quest
Totally … enthralled … I can attest
Friend or foe … my mind’s screaming
Tears flowing … floods … streaming
A serious … depressing frown
Your mind’s … in … confusion
World‘s … upside … down!
Times like this … head says run
Heart says stay … till over … done
Sometimes lasts … a moment or two
Sometimes … more … past curfew
Poor Momma … my heart cries
Alzheimer’s stinks … bona fide!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 13, 2014

A moment in time

A heart full of memories … surfaced today
Fragile … moments … light-years away
Treasured nuggets … whispers in time
All but forgotten … boggles the mind
Piecing together … all you remember
Easily fit … adapting … your thoughts
Times … places … families … fun
For … just a moment … sanity won
The flick of a switch … its Lady Blue
Gowned in sadness … Alzheimer’s you
Tossed the treasured memories … aside
To the abyss … forever’s … divide.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 13, 2014

Sticky Balls

Memories … treasures
Rolled in … sticky balls
Rearranged … collide
Dumped … in abyss
Alzheimer’s … waterfall

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 26, 2014

Restore Sanity

Wishes … for Mom … instinctively
Hope … is eternal … definitely
Don’t want suffering … her way
Need to send Alz … on holiday
Soon to walk … my blues away
Alz Alliance … don’t … delay
Research … looking … for cure
Close … says so … in literature
So much suffering … all around
Young and old … spell bound
Riding Alz … merry-go-round
Won’t you help … hop … aboard
Give what … you … can afford
Let’s kick Alz … off … the ride
Restore … sanity … bonafide!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 27, 2014

Wheels Keep Rolling

 

Wheels rolling … windy … breezes howl
Abyss … filling … confusion on the prowl
Lucid Lucy’s driving … Blue flags her down
Lucy stops to help … Blue flings her to the ground
Lucy falls prey … “waiting for time”
Blue’s ranting “the time is mine”
Lady Blue … vulnerable … Lucy steals the day
She never stays long … Blue chases her away
Now … Blue’s in the driver’s seat
She quick … doesn’t dawdle
Steaming  ahead … full throttle!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 22, 2014

Copycat

Tree limbs … low … sadness … tears
Brown grass … dying … yesteryear
No breeze … mood stuck … fear
Stagnant water … abyss’s near
Overcast day … no cheer  
Blown out light … spark’s gone
Flat tire … negative … ensues
Torn fingernail … obsessing … blues
Broken dish … nothing fits … any … more.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 4, 2014

Smoldering … Embers

Keeper … of memories … sanity
Guards the past … streets of old
Seldom forgets … stories foretold
Alzheimer’s tempts souls to play
Abyss coaxed … light-years away
Sanity patiently waits to remember
Memories … smoldering … embers.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 12, 2014

 

Unaware

Alzheimer’s …beacons …reality’s gate

Abyss …intrigues …run …don’t wait

Memories  … dared …  to reappear 

Insanity’s game  …unaware.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 9, 2013

Silent Sigh

Clothes in the closet …dirty …clean?
Silent sigh
Shoes … on opposite feet!
Silent sigh
Blouse … inside out
Silent sigh
Lotion … smeared in your hair
Silent sigh
Shower time! No way …you say!
Silent sigh
Four  pairs of socks …on your feet!
Silent sigh
One of a kind …like no other
Alzheimer’s or not …my sweet Mother!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 10, 2013

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