A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘memories’

Singing the blues

Suspicious Lady Blue … wants to run away
Anxious … confused … nothing new today
She’s restless … trying … to remember
Past memories … lost … fading embers
Holding on … bits ‘n pieces … wrinkles
Whispers of time … bursting … twinkles
Frowning eyebrows … tell … the sad news
Lady Blue’s heart … is singing the blues.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 26, 2015

Remnants

Lights … flash … cross your mind
Memories … whispers … of time
A brief …moment … a thought
Then … it’s gone … for naught
You grasp a word … heave a sigh
Heart’s racing … curious … why
Remnants … colors ‘n shapes
Alzheimer’s stealing … words escape.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 7, 2015

I call her ” Momma”

I call her Momma … she doesn’t mind anymore
There was a time she’d say … that’s childish
Take the door … but I am your child
My heart … yearns … for more
Out of soothing thoughts … empty store
Time passes through … yesterdays door
Linked here … to always … forevermore
Hugs through time … dear Mother
A sweetheart … like no other.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 17, 2015

A dignified life

Tears ago … my heart sank … much to know … to help Mom
Whispers of time … have past … my mission … remains fast
Hope is urgent … constant … hold tight … forceful might
Ever so close … yet not … dear God … my lot
Oh … to toss … the veil … that doubles … each day
I’m fading … exponentially … soon to be gone … away
Remaining memories of me … distant drumming sounds
Soon our only bond … you dear Jesus … our heart’s song
Daily prayer … no worry … no strife … a dignified life.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 20, 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

Menace Nemesis

Wants the … impossible
What can’t be … probable
Marches … forward … bound
Tangles … knots … spiral … down
Confusion … crashes … to the ground
Reality’s child … remembers this
Memories … Alzheimer’s … nemesis.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 10, 2014

Shadows at War

Disappearing images … shadows in the breeze
Seek and find … games played … to please
Not a favorite anymore … too close to the door
That opens … piles of shadows … now at war
Heightened anxiety … mixed with contemplation
Contributes … to confuse … deliberations
Whispers of time … captured in a snare
Confusion at its worst … wadded tangles … bare.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 4, 2014

Acquaintances

Intermittent … smiles … cheery nods … hello
Memories … bethink … from long ago
Lost time … in your mind … conceived
A look … or act … binds … familiarity
Acquaintances … query … we met … before?
Mind’s eye… embraces … helpful conspirator
Pleasurable … everyone‘s … smiley ‘n happy
Reality check … gibberish … represses getting sappy!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 15, 2014

Sticky Balls

Memories … treasures
Rolled in … sticky balls
Rearranged … collide
Dumped … in abyss
Alzheimer’s … waterfall

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 26, 2014

Obsolete

Hotter than … my love
Words said … with a smile
The love … of your life
Gone now … awhile
Today … you forgot
What … you knew
Why say … those words
You haven’t … a clue
You stuttered … stammered
Part of the phrase
Then tossed it aside
Down Alzheimer’s maze
My tears wouldn’t stop
My heart skipped a beat
This memory … so precious
Is now … obsolete!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 20, 2014

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