A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘confusion’

No where places

Waking up … in a mood
Happy times … on hold
No smiles or positive groove
Up and going … on the move
Where ya going? Oops no tell
On a mission … oh well
Busy times … no where places
Finding treasures … running races.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 24, 2015

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validation

A new word … for me
Validate … it’s easy you see
A smile … a word … a touch
Validate … it means so much
Your word salad … confusing
Can’t get a meaning … out
Validate … no need to shout
Noises confuse the fragile mind
Validate … while there’s time
Wandering … looking for an out
Validate … it’s there … about
Food looks different … taste too
Validate … to get you through
A small gesture … hard to swallow
Like a fib-let … brings me sorrow
But you’re better for it … I see
Validate … lessens heartache
For you … and me.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 17, 2015

Double take

Double take … I see a change
Alzheimer’s antics … rearranged
Sad … difficult … to … respond
Not enough … or … above ‘n beyond
A worsening obsession … Mary doll
Can’t leave your sight … inside you bawl
In some ways … easier caring for you
In others … same ole … hullabaloo
Your world’s shrinking … fewer cares
Confusion’s growing … Lady B’s affairs.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 7, 2015

The sippy cup

Need to find … safe way to drink
Maybe a sippy cup … nurses think
Different kinds … colors too
Something simple … will do
So … buy it … bring it in
Mom’s a trooper … wears a grin
I say tip it up … and suck
She does it well … first timers luck
A few days later … I bring a milkshake
From Mickey D’s … for heaven sake
She sips the straw … then tips the cup
Out rushes the shake … she’s confused
What’s up?

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 3, 2015

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

Confusion stalled

Life lines … voices near and far
Keep you stationed where you are
Help to chase … blues away
A minute or two … saves a day
Might not seem … like much
Just a … pinch … sanity’s touch
The foot in the door … so to speak
Clobbers confusion … knocks the peak
Slows the pace … less moments weak
Bits ‘n pieces … pave the way
Confusion … stalled … hooray!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 7, 2015

What’s the question?

Grumpy … needs told … what … where … don’t scold
Hates … not knowing why … rational thinking … won’t fly
So … what’s … a trick … keep Grumpy … on the stick
Moving forward … onward bound … confusion around
Wait … let it go … short term memory … love it so
Eventually …  circles  … fly by … can’t remember why
What was the question … can’t know … love it … love it
LET … IT … GO!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 28, 2014

Sleepy Time

Shrugging kindness … sanity fled
Confusion’s angry … signal misread
Scales tipped … to Lady Blue
Ultimately … sundowner’s … preview
Needs time … pillow her head
Needs space … confusion unwed
Naps … sleepy time’s … through
Momma’s … sweet … face
With smiles … ensue!

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/ December 12,2014

Shadows at War

Disappearing images … shadows in the breeze
Seek and find … games played … to please
Not a favorite anymore … too close to the door
That opens … piles of shadows … now at war
Heightened anxiety … mixed with contemplation
Contributes … to confuse … deliberations
Whispers of time … captured in a snare
Confusion at its worst … wadded tangles … bare.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 4, 2014

Heaven Sighs

 

Breath of life … breathe … calm … confusion seas
Toss sadness far … thru the heavens … beyond  stars
Please … another day … fading memories … delay
Hear my cry … heaven sighs … Lady Blue … away!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 12, 2014

 

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