A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘lucid’

Crooked … Fingers

Wiggle … bend … pull ‘n jerk
Useful … when … they work
Clasp … a jar … open  doors
Blow your nose … shop at stores
Use a fork … knife … or spoon
Make a bed… throw a harpoon
They’re crooked … bizarre
You point one way … looking afar
They’re trouble … no way to grab
A piece of toast … on a slab
Arthritis (Arthur) … no friend
Lots of pain … no end
Grumpiness … can’t do for self
Lady Blue … jumps off the shelf
Waits for Lucy’s … getaway
Frustrated … no use to stay
The day goes … from smiles to blue
Crooked fingers … awkward  you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 23, 2014

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Wheels Keep Rolling

 

Wheels rolling … windy … breezes howl
Abyss … filling … confusion on the prowl
Lucid Lucy’s driving … Blue flags her down
Lucy stops to help … Blue flings her to the ground
Lucy falls prey … “waiting for time”
Blue’s ranting “the time is mine”
Lady Blue … vulnerable … Lucy steals the day
She never stays long … Blue chases her away
Now … Blue’s in the driver’s seat
She quick … doesn’t dawdle
Steaming  ahead … full throttle!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 22, 2014

Sparring

Misunderstanding … lock ‘n key
Done nothing wrong … said to me
Short term memory … no fun
You were gone … on the run
Couldn’t find you … far or near
Looked … so long … dreadful fear
Hard to believe … only last year!
Lady Blue … angry … mean
Wants a boss … to intervene
No one … understands
Wants answers … on demand
Lucid Lucy … saves the day
Even she’s … in disarray
Memory problems there too
But … refreshing break from
L.A.D.Y. B.L.U.E.
On we go … from here to there
You’re clueless … unaware
Why you are … where you are
Bracing … for another … spar.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 19, 2014

Winning The Day

Stealing …moments of joy
Lady Blue … runs away
Lucid Lucy drags ’em  back
Maintaining control of the day
Blue …clobbers the moments
Lucy …builds them back
Lady Blue …crawls …away
Hooray …Lucy wins the day!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 17, 2013

Bitter Road

Obsessing thoughts
Through  the day
Lady Blue keeps
Lucid Lucy  away
Delusions pave
The road
To the abyss
Bitter and cold.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 6, 2013

A Whisker Away

Creeps me out …how fast you change
Lucy …to Lady Blue
Juggling … Sad Sack Sadie
A whisker away …Lucid Lucy comes to play
Tiring …how fast they come ’n go
NO …advance warning …NOT …incognito!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 9, 2013

Where’s The Switch?

Where’s  the line …you crossed
Lucid times …fragile …lost
You’re fading … here ’n now
Hate this …hate this …and how!
No button …turns time backwards
No switch  …makes this … go away
Just … want … you …to … stay.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 8, 2013

Peeking

I’m peeking to see
Are you running from me
Are you lucid today
When you’re out
Will you stay
Where I see you
When I see you
Will I see you
Running …away!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 18, 2013

Mother hates me going outside with her, says she’s old enough not to need someone at her elbow! I wish she were, I do not like to peek! But peek is a must!

Willy – Nilly

Things done willy-nilly
As they say
Scattered …all around
When …you play
No need to clean up
BECAUSE …
Lucid Lucy …will find
Unwind …the mastermind!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 25, 2013

Hop Scotch

Lucid Lucy starts on a dare
Hopscotch … falls … sobs …no fair!

Sad Sack Sadie’s turn to play
Trips on a crack …stomps away!

Lady Blue follows, she’s fast
But tires easily …doesn’t last.

They take turns …in your head
Never leave …to my dread!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 11, 2013

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