A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘blue’

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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Always again

Spring is here … again
Birds flying high … again
Bees buzzing … again
Flowers blooming … again
Grass green … again
Blue skies … again
Miss times gone … again
Wondering why … again
In my heart … I know
Your time … to go
Thank you Mom … again
For loving me … always.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 22, 2016

Working on #2 book from Alzheimer’s Trail blog.  It’s challenging.  I’m hopeful it’ll be finished in a few weeks.  I need to put all my poems in books to move on.  Thanks for reading.  I am better.

 

Turvy smile

Twas … long ago … it seems today
When Momma … smiled my blues away
Always … gave … helping … hand
Never … giving others … slam
Soon … Thanksgiving will be … here
Then follows … Christmas … cheer
My favorite … family … times
Without Momma … sadly … find
Need to turn my … turvy smile
Inside out … right side … to you
When lovely ones … read my words
Makes me smile … N O T B L U E!

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/ November 17, 2015

A week later

You’ve been gone to heaven a week
I get so emotional … hard to speak
My head gets dizzy … missing you
My heart knows … you’re not blue
No more Alzheimer’s … no sad days
No more wanting to … run away
Only peace … tranquility
In my mind’s eye … I see
You’re strolling heaven … happily
Seeing Jesus … face to face
In His loving arms … embrace
Visiting friends/family and more
So much peace and love … in store
I’ll be o.k. … this time and place
Knowing someday … by God’s grace
His promise … I’ll see Him
(And you too) … face to face.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 9, 2015

Frequent flyer

Same ole question … lucid days
What am I doing here? anyway!
No idea! … a fib-let … or two
Doesn’t satisfy … Lady-blue
A frequent flyer … stirs the pot
Suspicious nature … sees a plot
Squinting eyes … tousled hair
Jumbled words … tossed in air
Wait! Short term memory came to play
Confuses Blue … SAVES THE DAY!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 14, 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

Lost ‘n found

Received a call … Mom’s blue
Dolls … lost … not new
I listen … attentively
Making sense … ultimately
You miss your … kids 1-2-3
Not us … your baby … dolls
Frustrated … you can’t see
Frantically buzzing … busy bee
Wide-eyed … they’re in sight
Can’t move … left or right
Waiting … (shall I say) patiently
For you to see them … directly
Finally, nurse Charla saves the day
Babies found … sweet bouquets!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 21, 2013

Worsening confusion

I hear words … I’ve dreaded so long
Confusion’s worsening … be strong
Watch me Momma … hear my heart
Stay with me … be lucid … restart
Oh … I know … times moving on
Lucid days … fewer … soon gone
I see others … ahead … of you
Sad eyes … moody days … blue
Soon to be … the new … you
We’ll get … through … you’ll see
Or you won’t … you’re leaving me.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 13, 2915

Tethered

A bit lucid … today
Everything … in your way
Cleaned out … dresser drawers
Pulled stuff … closet stores
No mood … watch a movie
No mood … take a walk
No mood … take a ride
Angry words … gruff talk
Can’t … ease your anguish
Your turmoil … makes me blue
Tethered  … makes me quiver
Sad …  times … déjà vu
Never easy … when you’re angry
Hard … to walk … away
Finding solace … in tomorrow
Hoping for … a better day.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 28, 2014

Blue Rules (TOMORROW SEPT. 20, 2014 IS THE WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S DAY! ) AFTER ALL THIS TIME WITH MOTHER – BLUE DEFINITELY RULES HER MIND – BUT NOT HER HEART!

Sheila Grimes … yelled to me
You’re angry … how could that be
I just walked in … started talking
A kind nurse … you are stalking
They’re bad ’n mean … you say
Obviously … not … a good day
Sundowners … in the way
So … I’m hanging out … with you
Coaxing food … medication overdue
Lady Blue… rules … the day
Lucid Lucy … ran … away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 10, 2014

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