A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

Smiley face

Morning madness … be gone
Sad countenance … move on
Smiley face … chase blues away
Spirits lifted …  thru the day
No matter how or why blue
Attitudes …  choices
Made by … you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 28, 2016

When I think of my Mother, it’s her smiley face I miss most of all.

 

 

 

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Angelic soul

Saw an angel … sleeping …  today
Soft white hair …  in a pillow lay
Curled up snug … no cares … no woes
Why dementia … only heaven knows
No worry lines … in her sweet face
Stress relieved … by God’s grace
Someone’s … Mom … someone’s … friend
Someone’s … Auntie … someone’s … kin
Bidding time … nowhere special to be
A precious sight … we all agree
Kindness is free … treat her … tenderly
Paramedics came … to take her home
Back to … where they … care for her
Picked up  gently … not a stir
Smiles … all around … a sigh or two
Moment of sweetness … in a hectic  day
Angelic soul … sent our way.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 22, 2016

It’s pretend

Wonders of wonders … you want one too?
Sarah’s baby doll … blond hair will do!
Everyone needs … a cuddle … a hug
Something … to watch over … love
Now mind you … says she … it’s pretend
But  mine … alone … I’ll not … lend

She’ll swaddle … protect … coo ‘n adore
No one wants loneliness … furthermore
When Alzheimer’s storms … blow ‘n rain
Sarah ‘n friend … waltz memory lane.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 1, 2015

No matter what

Angel dust … falls from high
Soothing tired … misty eyes
Wonders great … wonders … small
Wondering how I cope … at all
Some days … my heart’s … heavy
Missing you … Alzheimer’s stew
Other days … light as a feather
God’s grace … firm tether
Some days … need … refreshing
Other days … can’t … unglue
Some days … miss other … Mother
Other days … take a hike … you
Some days … weary … b.l.o.w.
Other days … extra miles … g.o.
Some days … need a break
Other days … hurry I’m late
No matter what … the clue
I’m blessed … because of you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 24, 2015

Tight hold

Holding … fast … what makes sense
I get it … living … this side of the fence
Few moments … you’re not sad or blue
Wanting to leave … seek out … you
Long ago places … people … you knew
Whispers of time … flee Alzheimer’s stew
Observing … Lucid Lucy … today
Hurry Mother … let’s run and play
But then … we get … to the … fence
You struggle … confused … no sense
I’m yelling … come Mother … away
But … atlas … you can’t … you stay
Grasp of Lady-blue … like no other
Has a tight hold … my sweet Mother!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 15, 2015

Bits ‘n pieces

Thrown into Alzheimer’s … snare
Bits ‘n pieces … here ‘n there
Mind over matter … stumbles away
Peace of mind … on holiday
Frustration … ready to play
Life’s games … Alzheimer’s way
Lucid Lucy … steps from the light
Lady Blue … shining … tonight.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/ June 10, 2015

Framed

I … watch you … stare
Momma … you in there?
I have a need … to know!
Where … did you … go?
Alzheimer’s … no game
Inside … Topsy- turvy
Outside … much the same
Confusion … muddles the brain
Clear notions … come out lame
Slurred words … proclaim
Innocence … framed.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/June 2, 2015

Irrelevant

Where is Sis … why not here
She would have told me … so
Mother said … in my … ear
Seems her Doctor … worked with me
In hospital … many years … ago
He mentioned to Mother … but
His words made no sense … so
In her head … bits ‘n pieces glued
Out came … scenario … brewed
She’s persistent … thinks I’m sick
I’m Sheila Grimes … I am OK
Do you need … a resume?
I’m Sis … really … it’s true
She looked at me … irrelevant
Alzheimer’s … stew!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 23, 2015

Resilience

Some days …I leave … sad ‘n blue
Crocodile tears … missing you
Need resilience … by your side
Strength wanes … emotions collide
My heart’s … stressed … sanity beware
Alzheimer’s stifles … your life declares

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Then … watching … Lady-blue
My heart strengthens … fired … anew
In spite of chaos … confusion … strife
Alzheimer’s … can’t … abate
Your … love … of … life!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 1, 2015

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

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