A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘kindness’

Appeasing Momma

Peek in … throw hat in the door
Are you there Momma? Is it war!
She forgets when I come around
Where have you been? She says
Wearing … a … frown!
Always I say … working
It seems … to appease her mind
Sometimes … I am
Sometimes … not
A fib-let … helps me be kind
No matter how long I stay
She’s unhappy when I go away
But Momma … I’ll see you
Tomorrow … no fear
Frown’s gone … smiles appear!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 29, 2014

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Vulnerable

Wanting to be … left alone
Leaves you … vulnerable
Hard … to help … you
Now you’re … in a stew
You’ve closed … the door
No help … no more
But wait … they know
They’ve cared for others
Like you
They know … you’re in
A stew
No worries … kindness
I see
When you’re away
From me!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 3, 2014

Unlock Misery

Lucid Lucy … positive you … happier thoughts … no hindsight blues
Can’t erase … can’t undo … eyes forward … smiles ensue
Lady Blue … opposite way … morbid thoughts … thru the day
Worries … frets ‘n stews … feeds … sad … Lady Blue
Patience wane … frustration grows … escalation … caregiver woes
Distractions failed … where’s the key … unlock Blue’s … misery
Wait … protect … no confrontation … acts of kindness in succession
Sometimes sleep … scares her away … awakens … Lucy … hooray!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 15, 2014

Pondering With Sheila K

Heavens’ windows … open wide
Observing … us … below
Wonder … they proud of us?
Someday … we’ll know!
Did I help … my neighbor?
Was kindness … bestowed?
Was kindness … received?
Are we stuck … did we grow?
Pondering … the question
You smile … there’s always time
To help … another … brother
Be … ye … ever … kind.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 15, 2014

Ping-Pong

Pondering …   expected
Simple kindness … rejected
Mulling it over … again
Who … what … where ’n when
What’s … the matter … what’s … wrong
Many moments … ping-pong
Repeating yesterday’s situation
Viewing today’s … aggravation!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 1, 2014

Lingering Sighs

Stillness … thoughts
Linger … in the skies
Nestle … in the clouds
Far away … sounds
Heart beats … strong
Thumping … along
Ears deaf … to song
Silent screams strong
Heartfelt sighs
Heard in the skies
Nestle in a heart
Kind words impart.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 19, 2014

Unkind Words

Hateful words ,,…  said
Stirred moments … in your head
I’m caught off guard … tears shed
You’re confused … enough said
Why do these words … bother me
Lady Blue has … custody
When she  rules … your mind
All your words … unkind.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 3, 2014

Kindness Beguiles

A new face …in the crowd …Alzheimer’s further along
Combative …shows …frustration …with the day
Kind words …chase lonely blues …away
Delusions … false perceptions …dominant …awhile
Offering sustenance …brings …a smile
Kindness …helps …beguile!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 15, 2013

Empathy

Smiles …grins
To those who care
For … your needs
Here … there
I praise God
On bended knee
Kindness …returned
Shows …empathy.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 14, 2013

Kindness …passed on

Shopping   for  groceries …I see
A child’s innocence …following me
You’re kind to others …you pause …they pass
Please  ‘n thank-you …hope kindness …lasts
Never … works out …that way
Out the door …it  … goes away
Lady Blue …hates help …from me
Suspicious …mean …   hostility.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 26, 2013

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