A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘ponder’

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

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

Positive reaction

Pondering … shows
Frowning … head to toes
Sceneries … in your head
Agitation … my dread
Reorientation … won’t do
Confusion … Lady-blue
Validation … the way
Positive reaction … today!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 17, 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

Face Down

You fell … again … hate those calls
My heart … skipped … a beat
But … you’re up and walking
The nurse says … on two feet
The car ride to the “place”
Gave me time “to think”
Were you wearing … non-skid socks?
Or shoes? … or maybe spilled a drink?
She said … you were scared
Didn’t know … why you fell
But … all around … the evidence
Showed … easy enough … to tell
Couldn’t have been … prevented
You wouldn’t … allow … help
Trying … to do … for self
You landed … face down … with a yelp!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 4, 2014

Shoo Fears

Strong … powerful minds … lost … over time
Pondering … yesterday … shoos happiness away
I can care for … myself … I do believe
The Alzheimer’s mind … works to deceive
Over and over … you’ve heard your story
Again and again … forgotten … it all
Am I tired of repeating myself to you?
Telling fib-lets … and trying to stall?
Definitely … exasperating … tears!
But … I’m just watching … you’re
Tormented … with … fears.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 3, 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

Pondering With Sheila K

Heavens’ windows … open wide
Observing … us … below
Wonder … they proud of us?
Someday … we’ll know!
Did I help … my neighbor?
Was kindness … bestowed?
Was kindness … received?
Are we stuck … did we grow?
Pondering … the question
You smile … there’s always time
To help … another … brother
Be … ye … ever … kind.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 15, 2014

Lost At Sea

Finally still … “now what to do?”
Sad words … heard … from you
Waiting for signals … master plan
Needing, not wanting, a helping hand
Delusions … ponder … the day away
Living … always … in yesterday
I can do whatever … I want
Confusion nudges … unkind taunt
Lost … beginning … to end
Light-years … around … the bend
Let’s set a course … sail it thru
Oops … lost at sea … impromptu!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 7, 2014

Hindsight

Hindsight … it’s true
Always correct … can’t undo
Finding ways … collaborate
Mending fences … initiate
Mellowing hearts … exonerate
Wallow in sorrow … illuminate
No use … frettin ‘n stew
Bargaining … grey hairs ensue.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 24, 2014

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