A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘flowers’

Forever pretty

Pretty flowers brought to you
You enjoyed … them … then
A few days later … oh my
Droopy … wilting … dry
Need water … yes they do
You can’t … this is … true
So … brought you pretties
In an unbreakable … vase
They don’t need water
I REST MY … CASE!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 30, 2015

Garden memories

Walking through the garden
Mom smiles and lifts her chin
Admiring all the pretty colors
She’s enjoying from within
Always loved her flowers
Even weeds were her delight
Heaven help us if we stomped
Or pulled one in her sight

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 9, 2015

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

Wonder … Away

Yellow …gold …flowers to share
Not wilting …beware
Pretty ’n bright … today
Never …fade into gray
How can that be …you ask of me
Not waiting …to hear what I say
You smile …then touch …their
Leaves of silk …your wonder
Has gone away!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 30, 2013

Flowers …Dominoes

Flower pots …on the porch
The house …where you live
Beautiful colors …hues
Pink …violet …blues
Brings…pleasure
Watching …them grow
Conversation …piece
To all …who sit  ‘n  go
Awesome … flowers
Effect …like …dominoes!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 27, 2013

Mother’s Hands

Through the years
Hands tell a story

They’ve held our hands
And bathed our face
They’ve fixed our foods
And bowed in grace
They’ve gardened flowers
Tended sick
They drove a car
Lit a candlestick
Knitted, crocheted
Made clothes, a blouse
They’ve washed dishes
Cleaned a house
Changed diapers …pants
They’ve held books
Used a telephone
Cleaned crannies and nooks
They’ve swept floors
Dusted shelves
Watered plants
So much …IF
Your hands told their story
It’d take … ETERNITY.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 19, 2012

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