A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘reality’

A week later

You’ve been gone to heaven a week
I get so emotional … hard to speak
My head gets dizzy … missing you
My heart knows … you’re not blue
No more Alzheimer’s … no sad days
No more wanting to … run away
Only peace … tranquility
In my mind’s eye … I see
You’re strolling heaven … happily
Seeing Jesus … face to face
In His loving arms … embrace
Visiting friends/family and more
So much peace and love … in store
I’ll be o.k. … this time and place
Knowing someday … by God’s grace
His promise … I’ll see Him
(And you too) … face to face.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 9, 2015

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No jest

But Sis … you know … right?
Yes … I do … your reality (I sigh)
Have no idea … what it’s about
But … putting fears … to rest
Trying to validate … no jest
Working to … calm the day
Anytime … anyhow … any way.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 5, 2015

Forever pretty

Pretty flowers brought to you
You enjoyed … them … then
A few days later … oh my
Droopy … wilting … dry
Need water … yes they do
You can’t … this is … true
So … brought you pretties
In an unbreakable … vase
They don’t need water
I REST MY … CASE!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 30, 2015

Reality’s tree

Wringing hands … stutter … stammer
Mom’s disgruntled … what’s the matter
“That woman” … all day long
Peeks in my room … doesn’t belong
Up and down halls … she roams
Says she’s waiting … to go home
Asks … have you seen … my son
Everyday … asks … everyone
Forgets … yesterday … gone
Wayward … lost … that’s what’s wrong
Disbelief … my mind’s overloaded
Thinking … it’s you … can’t you see
Plain as the nose on your face … to me
Deja vu … looking glass
Antics … not meant to … harass
They’re you … you’re them … guarantee
These apples fell … far … reality’s tree.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 6, 2014

What’s the question?

Grumpy … needs told … what … where … don’t scold
Hates … not knowing why … rational thinking … won’t fly
So … what’s … a trick … keep Grumpy … on the stick
Moving forward … onward bound … confusion around
Wait … let it go … short term memory … love it so
Eventually …  circles  … fly by … can’t remember why
What was the question … can’t know … love it … love it
LET … IT … GO!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 28, 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

Clemency

Seriously? … reclined!
Sleeping? … at this time!
Surely not … I call your name
Napping … boredom’s game
Evidently … meandering … late
Nurses … smile … corroborate
Long time night owl … history
Must sleep sometime … necessity
Have to give you … clemency
Or …  Lady Blue  visits … ultimately!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 12, 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

Clutching Life

Sad words … already gone
Not … my heart’s … song
My head … says … beware
Reality‘s … nightmare
Glimpses  … lost … time
You’re … in control
Life’s  … happy …  goal
Now you’re… in … a stew
Confused  … what to do
Mind’s … not … satisfied
With the now … that’s you
Pondering … every … day
Believe … all … you say
Eyes … show …  soul
Clutching … life … stole.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 13, 2014

No Trace

Disappearing … images
Shadows … in the breeze
Hallucinating … seek ‘n find
Confusion plays … with ease
Knocking at reality’s door
No answer … gone away
Hard to find … Reality
She doesn’t like … to play
Confusion keeps knocking
Wears Reality … down
She disappears into the walls
No trace of her … around.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 5, 2014

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