A journey in time with Alzheimer's

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Smiles away

Wandering hallways … pause ‘n look
Precious treasures … yesterday’s nook
Trinkets … fondled … in your hand
A string of beads … fun … unplanned
Curiosity … snagged … your attention
Then … brief moments … hesitation
Should you … or should you not
Partake of fun … or is it a plot
Lady Blue … storms … the day
No more fun … smiles … away!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 23, 2015

Momma bear

Mirror … mirror on the wall … who’s the image standing tall
Watching over fragile minds … always gentle … always kind
Caring for … vulnerable souls … fidgeting… out of control
Endless walking halls … giving a nudge … when memory stalls
Scrambling to tidy a room … when occupant is moody ‘n gloom
Who matches socks ‘n shoes … ties laces … no I.O.U.’s
Cleans tables … floors … removes debris from corridors
Smiles on a rainy day … comforts … chases blues away
Gives dignity … a helping hand … changes thoughts … no reprimand
Lifts spirits … a warm embrace … compassion … commonplace
Mirror … mirror … you know it’s true … the Alz team’s many not few
My mind rests easy … in their care … my Mom’s a cub … the image:
Momma bear!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 12, 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

A moment in time

A heart full of memories … surfaced today
Fragile … moments … light-years away
Treasured nuggets … whispers in time
All but forgotten … boggles the mind
Piecing together … all you remember
Easily fit … adapting … your thoughts
Times … places … families … fun
For … just a moment … sanity won
The flick of a switch … its Lady Blue
Gowned in sadness … Alzheimer’s you
Tossed the treasured memories … aside
To the abyss … forever’s … divide.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 13, 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

Frazzled Dazzled

Peering down the hall
Where’d they go?
Why’d they call?
Hearing voices again
Who called … when
Frazzled dazzled you
Becoming Lady Blue.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 28, 2014

Clemency

Seriously? … reclined!
Sleeping? … at this time!
Surely not … I call your name
Napping … boredom’s game
Evidently … meandering … late
Nurses … smile … corroborate
Long time night owl … history
Must sleep sometime … necessity
Have to give you … clemency
Or …  Lady Blue  visits … ultimately!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 12, 2014

Shredded Cloth

Hindsight … a blanket … left behind
Wash it … dry it … hang it high
Walk beneath … it’s shredded cloth
Tears ’n sadness … often wroth
Why guess … another … path
Won’t change … the … aftermath
Not happy with … the younger you?
Familiar words … from Lady Blue!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 15, 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

 

Blue Rules (TOMORROW SEPT. 20, 2014 IS THE WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S DAY! ) AFTER ALL THIS TIME WITH MOTHER – BLUE DEFINITELY RULES HER MIND – BUT NOT HER HEART!

Sheila Grimes … yelled to me
You’re angry … how could that be
I just walked in … started talking
A kind nurse … you are stalking
They’re bad ’n mean … you say
Obviously … not … a good day
Sundowners … in the way
So … I’m hanging out … with you
Coaxing food … medication overdue
Lady Blue… rules … the day
Lucid Lucy … ran … away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 10, 2014

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