A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘confusion’

Room For Me /caring is sharing/ Happy Birthday Jesus/ Mom’s rejoicing in heaven, not confused any more! PTL!

Today you wonder … who I am
Tsunami’s strong … SLAM
Surges … knock me …down
Wearing … gloomy … frowns
Jump up … solid … on two feet
Head to toe … Blue … I greet
Reality  battles … futile … war
Confusion reigns  … forevermore
The mind … battleground … I see
The heart always room for me.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 16, 2014

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 jest

But Sis … you know … right?
Yes … I do … your reality (I sigh)
Have no idea … what it’s about
But … putting fears … to rest
Trying to validate … no jest
Working to … calm the day
Anytime … anyhow … any way.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 5, 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

Circumstance

Wandering hallways … pause ‘n look
Tomorrow … yesterday’s nook
Precious treasures … seek ‘n peek
From yesterday … previewed … sneak
Trinkets … fondled … in the hand
Strings of beads … fun … unplanned
Hesitation … a moment’s glance
Yesterday’s tomorrow … circumstance.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 17, 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

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

Positive reaction

Pondering … shows
Frowning … head to toes
Sceneries … in your head
Agitation … my dread
Reorientation … won’t do
Confusion … Lady-blue
Validation … the way
Positive reaction … today!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 17, 2015

Even a moment

I see you every day … hi Sis … by the way
So glad I’m on your page … in your head
You recognize me … but … sometimes not
I’m someone nice … help bathe … feed you
I’m not a daughter … then … doesn’t last
A few moments … flabbergast … Sis, that you?
Calls out … Lady-blue … so glad you’re here
Muddled ‘n confused … misunderstood
I listen to your woes … anyone … would
Telephone calls … from miles … away
Loved ones … want to cheer you … up
Hear your voice … give hearts bouquets
But … then … suspicious … Lady-blue
Doesn’t know … what I do .. of you
Those loved ones … miles … away
Give you thought … make you ponder
Memories past … your heart wanders
Their love of you … your need to hear
Even a moment … draws … you … near!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 15, 2015

Fitting in

Confused hands … need help
Fill … time … void
Unproductive … souls
Wander aimlessly … search
For meaning … of existence
Once productive … in society
Now roam in circles … wanting
Desperately … to go home
Fit in … again … feel whole.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 27, 2015

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