A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘blue’

Fiblets

A fiblet … I’ve learned
Is a fib … that lets you off … the hook
Picture … worms … caught … on a line
Struggling … fiblets … untaut … unwind
A small concern … but a fiblet … will do
When pushed in a corner … demands impromptu
Stress … lessens … when fiblets are used
Keeps Mother calm … no worsening blues

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 10, 2014

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Dazzled

Too … late
To make new memories
Too … late
To share new ways
Too … late
To change your habits
Too … late
You’re custom made
Too … busy
Changing clothes
Too … busy
Finding shoes
Too … busy
Being … dazzled
Alzheimer’s … blues.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 5, 2014

Reality’s Protege

Gazing … thru yesteryear … with you
Reminiscing … beckons … Lady Blue
If you could, you’d share … nostalgia beware
We’d see ’n touch … each memory … clutch
Giggle ’n chatter … nothing would matter
Even one tidbit … blows … Blue away
Nostalgia … reality’s protégé
Disappeared … abyss … forever’s bouquet.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 10, 2014

Crooked … Fingers

Wiggle … bend … pull ‘n jerk
Useful … when … they work
Clasp … a jar … open  doors
Blow your nose … shop at stores
Use a fork … knife … or spoon
Make a bed… throw a harpoon
They’re crooked … bizarre
You point one way … looking afar
They’re trouble … no way to grab
A piece of toast … on a slab
Arthritis (Arthur) … no friend
Lots of pain … no end
Grumpiness … can’t do for self
Lady Blue … jumps off the shelf
Waits for Lucy’s … getaway
Frustrated … no use to stay
The day goes … from smiles to blue
Crooked fingers … awkward  you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 23, 2014

Steady As You Go

Visiting Mom … I see you there
Calm …  sad … blank stare
Just … wanting … to be alone
Another touches …  you
Now … you’re … in a stew
Smoldering anger …  Lady Blue?
Caregivers … Johnny on the spot
Save the day … bad episode … NOT
Adrenaline high … now low
Crisis averted … steady as you go!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 5, 2014

Speculation/Alzheimer’s

Wide eyed …  scared
Squinting …  unsure (pondering)
Starring …  lost (traveling)
Sitting quietly …  content?  (calm before the storm)
Yelling wildly frustrated (controlling)
Banging at windows confused (angry)
Meanness  troubled (feeling vulnerable)
Sarcastic wishing (moody blues)
Tiredit’s been a l.o.n.g. day!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 6, 2014

Protege

Fog floats … at break of day
Sun … wakes … to play
Fog …can’t be found
Sun … absorbs … fog not around
This …I wish … to be true
The sun …plays with you
Gently blows … blues … away
Alzheimer’s … Sun’s … protégé.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 9, 2014

Slippers ‘n Blue

Slippers …opposite feet
NOT  … weird to you
Blouse … on backwards
Hair …askew
Caught you …in a muddle
Today you’re feeling blue
Nothing … jostles you
From …Lady Blue.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes / September 17, 2013

Bitter Road

Obsessing thoughts
Through  the day
Lady Blue keeps
Lucid Lucy  away
Delusions pave
The road
To the abyss
Bitter and cold.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 6, 2013

Bugs In a Rug

There are two, three or  four
All your friends wanting more
None  more lucid …than you
All confused …wandering …blue
You’re the comforter …social bug
On good days … you give smiles-hug
But …on days you’re … feeling smug
They’re all … bugs in a rug!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 26, 2013

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