A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘memories’

Looking for home

Looking for home … persevere
Hard finding  it … anywhere
Baffling …  if you’re looking
Everywhere … but elsewhere
In mind’s eye … it’s when
Someone loves you … dearly
Some miss the boat … clearly
Stumbling thru life …  wearily
Home is where one roams free
A place …  no eyes can see
Special feelings from the heart
Where forever memories start.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/August 26, 2016

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.

 

Loving Georgia

You saw my face …  today
No memories came your way
But I know your heart knows me
Just like I know … air is free
There’s nowhere I’d rather be
Than with you … most definitely
Regardless … the reality.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 26, 2016

Reminiscing

 

Curious George … had … nothing on you
Rounding corners …  peek-a-boo
Innocence … havoc … haunting stares
Pensive … confused … solitaire.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/February 2, 2016

A breath away

So far removed … from me
Yet close … a breath … away
Your voice whispers … breezes blow
I hug the air … stay … don’t go
Tricks played … mind’s eye
No rhyme … no reason … why
My heart’s … always missing you
My head nods … even Lady Blue!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 4, 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

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

Sweetly blow

Clearly … baby dolls …. fill a void
Caring for them … as … a child
Gentleness … tenderness
Keeps you calm … versus wild
Yesterday’s faces … memories
Seem to have … faded away

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At least … from … outward signs
Silence … forgetting … portrayed
We’re talking about … baby dolls
I say … let’s find … your kid
Then out of the blue … you expound
(You have five … heaven forbid)
Sharon … Sis … Bill … Meta … David
Children you birthed … long ago
You reeled off their names quickly
(Smiled … raised your eyes)
Whispers of time … sweetly blow.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 21, 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

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