A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘ponder’

Crooked Line

Mother asks … a question
Heavens… Open wide
Observing us … below
Wonder … proud of us?
No way … to know!
Did I help my neighbor
Was kindness bestowed
Was kindness received
Are we stuck … did we grow
Pondering … the question
If you’re asking … you’ve the time
To help another brother
Keep off the crooked line.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 10, 2014

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Ping-Pong

Pondering …   expected
Simple kindness … rejected
Mulling it over … again
Who … what … where ’n when
What’s … the matter … what’s … wrong
Many moments … ping-pong
Repeating yesterday’s situation
Viewing today’s … aggravation!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 1, 2014

Nostalgia

“Sorry … I can’t remember”
Words … you sadly …  say
Pondering … long …  hard
Memories … faded … away
Such a trooper … you’ve been
Searching …  “minds eye”
Wanting  … memories
To …  share … verify
Amazing … what love can do
Holding tight … the moment
Keeps  … Lady Blue  away
Enjoying now … miss yesterday.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 30, 2014

 

 

Compassion … You

He shuffles  around … head hanging down
No telling thoughts he wears with a frown
No  words …  as you pass in the hall
You’re  concerned … he’s not talking at all
It’s okay Mom, his business, not yours
Must leave him alone … be reassured
He is where he is …  to you it’s absurd
Doesn’t want to be … sad  … you say
As you turn … giving smiles away
You worry ‘n fret … ponder … stew
Compassion …empathy … you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 21, 2013

Never Wrong

Always pondering … wondering … what’s it about
A critic … skeptical … your way … no doubt
I …remember …said in a rush … I know what I know
Emphatic … no blush …defiantly …strong
Always right … never … wrong.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 4, 2013

Body ‘n Soul

When a body gets sick, or looses a part, it persists. A cough, limp, an amputation, or a cooked smile can give its secret away. Some are gone early in life, some live to a ripe old age. The question of longevity has many variables.   Only The Lord knows  how many  days a person has on this earth.   The choices a person makes in their lifetime can shorten/lengthen   their  days.    The soul is the forever part of our being. Even when the body is deathly sick, the spirit/soul  can be strong and powerful. What we feed our spirit/soul  helps or hinders its strength. I watch Mother and I’m always impressed with her spiritual strength. She loves her God/her Maker. She can be an encouragement to those around her. Her sadness and pondering perplexes her. When the Alzheimer’s is strong and she forgets her life, she never forgets her Savior. This time of the year is sad for many. Reminders of lost loved ones and reminiscing of yesterdays gone by brings nostalgia. Mother inspires me to be joyful in my soul/ my heart…today.

Caring Is Sharing/sg

Thanks For The Miles

Outing … success …shopped  … for  clothes
Won’t try  on …why?   …heaven knows!
Picked colors … types …hope they fit …YIPES!
Stop ..to eat … want  a sweet … treat
Perfect for you …  milkshake … will do!
Going  … home …you ponder …awhile
Turn ‘n say    ..”thanks Sis …for the miles”.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 27, 2013

No More Hullabaloo

Worrying …frowns
Bearings …scrambled
Pondering …a loss
Doesn’t …exist
Grab ‘em …snatch ‘em
Throw ’em …away
Light-years …Timbuktu
No more …hullabaloo!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 27, 2013

Ponder And Peek

You ponder
I peek
We pause
Glimmer
Yesterday’s
Memories
Gone
Forever!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 29, 2013

Go With Your Flow

Waving to strangers
Is fun for you
You give your cheer
To anyone near.

They grin or smile
Give side looks away
You’re playful and happy
No worries …today.

I just … go with your flow
Wave and smile too
Isn’t that what a good
Child should do?

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 15, 2013

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