A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

Momma bear

Mirror … mirror on the wall … who’s the image standing tall
Watching over fragile minds … always gentle … always kind
Caring for … vulnerable souls … fidgeting… out of control
Endless walking halls … giving a nudge … when memory stalls
Scrambling to tidy a room … when occupant is moody ‘n gloom
Who matches socks ‘n shoes … ties laces … no I.O.U.’s
Cleans tables … floors … removes debris from corridors
Smiles on a rainy day … comforts … chases blues away
Gives dignity … a helping hand … changes thoughts … no reprimand
Lifts spirits … a warm embrace … compassion … commonplace
Mirror … mirror … you know it’s true … the Alz team’s many not few
My mind rests easy … in their care … my Mom’s a cub … the image:
Momma bear!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 12, 2015

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Remnants

Lights … flash … cross your mind
Memories … whispers … of time
A brief …moment … a thought
Then … it’s gone … for naught
You grasp a word … heave a sigh
Heart’s racing … curious … why
Remnants … colors ‘n shapes
Alzheimer’s stealing … words escape.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 7, 2015

Filling time

Busy boards … aprons … trinkets … gadgets
Fill a void …  urge to do … something
So much time … not to do … nothing
How to help … confused minds overcome boredom
How to incorporate … meaningful activities
How to enable … drifting souls … to smile
How to find … enjoyment … meaningful moments
How to  hinder … Alzheimer’s urges … sit and snooze
How to stimulate  … engage the wagon train
Circle the field … ward off Lady Blue
Feel … purposeful … excitement of doing
Satisfaction guaranteed … or not … trouble shoot
Find a way to save a day … pleasure for a moment
Pick up hope and drag it along … singing a song!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 27, 2015

Simpler times

Watching you care for Mary
You smile … hug her tight
Thinking … years … back
Your mothering … a delight
A comforter … a nurturer
Much love … you did invest
Back to simpler times
Relieves Alzheimer’s stress.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 20, 2015

Love of life

Sometimes … I walk away … sad … blue
Tears … falling … I’m missing you
Love to help … in any way … I’m by your side
Miss you most … with you … hurt inside I hide
My fortitude wanes … want so much to share
Alzheimer’s stifles you … I’m totally … aware
On we go … days pass by …. chaos … strife
You give me … strength … through
Your love of life.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/February 22,2015

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

Happy land

Civil words … kind smiles … what happened then … to now
Where’d your … happy go … hidden deep? Buried low?
Why leave you sad ‘n blue? … why’d they go …. without you?
The answers to these questions asked … why’s happy gone
And doesn’t … last … happy land … comes from the heart
The soul … shines through … smiles impart
Chases … Alzheimer’s blues … away
Like moon ‘n stars … brighten a day!

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

Innocence kept safe


Dilemma … keeping … Mother … safe
From … who … what … you say
From others … going her way
From strangers … sharing her lot
Alzheimer’s forget-me-nots
Fragile minds … flowers … askew
Sanity’s train … way overdue
From … herself … oops
Fell … off balance … to the floor
Which direction … to her door
Suspicious … fearful … scared
Where’d they put her stuff?
Short term memory gone … enough!
Makes a sane person … nuts
Thinking stuff … stole away
Looking for it … every day
Here … now there … or was it?
Who … keeps Mother … safe?
When … I’m not … around
Caregivers … defend her ground
Child like innocence … abounds
Alert … listening … every sound
Something’s wrong … in hot pursue
Troublous forget-me-nots … taboo.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 25, 2014

Menace Nemesis

Wants the … impossible
What can’t be … probable
Marches … forward … bound
Tangles … knots … spiral … down
Confusion … crashes … to the ground
Reality’s child … remembers this
Memories … Alzheimer’s … nemesis.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 10, 2014

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