A journey in time with Alzheimer's

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Always again

Spring is here … again
Birds flying high … again
Bees buzzing … again
Flowers blooming … again
Grass green … again
Blue skies … again
Miss times gone … again
Wondering why … again
In my heart … I know
Your time … to go
Thank you Mom … again
For loving me … always.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 22, 2016

Working on #2 book from Alzheimer’s Trail blog.  It’s challenging.  I’m hopeful it’ll be finished in a few weeks.  I need to put all my poems in books to move on.  Thanks for reading.  I am better.

 

Heaven knows

Eyes gazing … to the sky
Tears streaming from her eyes
Remembering … bound by love
Earthly man … sent above
Soul won … long … ago
Death claimed … but heaven knows
He’s safe … in Jesus arms
Never more … life’s sad alarms.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 11, 2015

Turvy smile

Twas … long ago … it seems today
When Momma … smiled my blues away
Always … gave … helping … hand
Never … giving others … slam
Soon … Thanksgiving will be … here
Then follows … Christmas … cheer
My favorite … family … times
Without Momma … sadly … find
Need to turn my … turvy smile
Inside out … right side … to you
When lovely ones … read my words
Makes me smile … N O T B L U E!

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/ November 17, 2015

My head reminds

I remember … yesterday
Wanting to … go away
Dad … said … you can’t
Mom … said … let her go
Always … had my back
Always … saw my heart
Always … knew my way
From … the very start
Gave me … latitude
Gave me … peace of mind
Courage … honor … love
Compassion … for mankind
Her … empathy was striking
Cared for other … souls
Taught me … to be kind
My heart … my head reminds
My memories … rewind
To miss her can’t be wrong
Her time on earth … gone
Mentor … friend … my Momma
I won’t … let her go!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 10, 2015

Go long

Go long … shouted from the sky
I’m running hard … not knowing why
Your life … a ways … to go
Lift your eyes … God loves you so
No time to cry … sobs … tears
You’ll waste away … remaining years
Enjoy the day … make memories dear
Others need your time … your cheer.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 22, 2015

It’s pretend

Wonders of wonders … you want one too?
Sarah’s baby doll … blond hair will do!
Everyone needs … a cuddle … a hug
Something … to watch over … love
Now mind you … says she … it’s pretend
But  mine … alone … I’ll not … lend

She’ll swaddle … protect … coo ‘n adore
No one wants loneliness … furthermore
When Alzheimer’s storms … blow ‘n rain
Sarah ‘n friend … waltz memory lane.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 1, 2015

Magic ingredients

Enjoying … a walk … to the garden
You’re pondering … (what’s new)
Where are my kids … you bray
Here I am … (I play)
Frantic … you turn around
To your room … mission bound
Baby dolls … waiting (it’s true)
Can’t move … (what else can they do!)
You cradle them … love’s song
They make you smile … not wrong
Calmness … serenity … blending of two
Magic ingredients … subdues … Lady-blue.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 5, 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

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

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

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