A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘lucid’

Frequent flyer

Same ole question … lucid days
What am I doing here? anyway!
No idea! … a fib-let … or two
Doesn’t satisfy … Lady-blue
A frequent flyer … stirs the pot
Suspicious nature … sees a plot
Squinting eyes … tousled hair
Jumbled words … tossed in air
Wait! Short term memory came to play
Confuses Blue … SAVES THE DAY!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 14, 2015

Tight hold

Holding … fast … what makes sense
I get it … living … this side of the fence
Few moments … you’re not sad or blue
Wanting to leave … seek out … you
Long ago places … people … you knew
Whispers of time … flee Alzheimer’s stew
Observing … Lucid Lucy … today
Hurry Mother … let’s run and play
But then … we get … to the … fence
You struggle … confused … no sense
I’m yelling … come Mother … away
But … atlas … you can’t … you stay
Grasp of Lady-blue … like no other
Has a tight hold … my sweet Mother!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 15, 2015

Bits ‘n pieces

Thrown into Alzheimer’s … snare
Bits ‘n pieces … here ‘n there
Mind over matter … stumbles away
Peace of mind … on holiday
Frustration … ready to play
Life’s games … Alzheimer’s way
Lucid Lucy … steps from the light
Lady Blue … shining … tonight.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/ June 10, 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

Typical

Meddling  … confusion
A … bad penny … today
Accusations … came to bray
Doubts ‘n fears … came to play
Lucid  … won’t stay … typical
Running … away!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 3, 2014

Cloudless Day

Whispers … thru the door
Is Lucy here … today?
Can she come ‘n play?
Lucid Lucy … yeah!
Overwhelming … tears
Joy … instead of fears
Hard … to be … contained
Hooray … a cloudless … day!
Lucy’s … come … to … play!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 3, 2014

The Nick

A cove… twixt … lucid/confusion
Many ships … pass … fro/to
Some … meander … for awhile
Gusty winds … push them thru
Others … sail … away
Oblivious … of … the nick
Time will tell … if … pricked
Eventually … smitten … life’s sad trick.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 3, 2014

Holding the Fort

Kaleidoscope … auras … all colors ‘n hues
Kindness ‘n smiles … chase away … Lady Blues
Dark colors suppressed … it’s now … Lucy’s day
Enjoying … sunshine … bright colors … display
A whisper in time … Blue gives … a non smile
Bright colors fade … Lady Blue … beguiles
Challenging … times … needless to say
Holding the fort … while Lucy’s … away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 23, 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

Moody Blues

 

Walking in … bar the doors!
Sad Sadie‘s here! Need say more?
Eyeing me … suspiciously
I want to … turn ’n flee
I sit and smile, she not  … to me
Then … she’s gone … up and flees
I see you Mom!  Lucy’s here
Changes …  the … atmosphere
But close behind … yep … Lady Blue
Takes over … in spite of you
Emotionally … you’re locking horns
Draining … leaves you  … forlorn
I’m thinking … soon  they’ll  go away
Then Momma and me  … rule the day!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 30, 2014

 

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