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100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups – Week #131

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 This week’s prompt: when the night demons visit.  

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       Lightning ‘n Daggers

The grey-haired senior roamed the halls searching for yesterday, obsessing over water and dying. No one was able to console her. When the night demons visit, sundowners, her eyes became piercing daggers; her mouth drew up into twisted bolts of thunder, emptying vulgar words into the air. Caregivers knew to give her space. Wildly bellowing down halls, she suddenly burst through the safety doors. All hands on deck. Katie didn’t bar the doors! The ultimate mission was coaxing her to reality, and leading her to safety. The fiery eyed senior, irritated, stomped back, flashing hateful looks at her “jailers”.

 

Copyright/Sheila Grimes /May 5,  2014

 (Since this is my first time “connecting” everything, please forgive me if I’ve gotten it wrong. I would appreciate any instruction! Practice makes perfect!)

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Split Memories

Memories … split
Never more … sublime
Wavering … fragments
Unravel … unwind
Wilting … thoughts
Confusion … prime
Reality … lost time.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 18, 2014

Perception

Staring at pine needles … on a tree
Attached to the branch … not to me
Soft ‘n green … appears … to be
Appearance … not reality
Are they soft … definitely not
Stuck by a needle … my lot
Hurt for awhile … swollen ‘n red
Too much pain … to pillow my head
Life with Alzheimer’s … appears to be
Calm and quiet … not reality
Days when confusion … hits the door
Soothing words … don’t help no more
I just stare … Alzheimer’s … you see
Inevitable changes … reality!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 22, 2014

Edgy Day

Edgy … suspicion … leads astray
Shifting … sanity … falls … prey
Colors … sounds … surreal
Ambiguous lurks … exhales
Lucid faints   … reality sails
Sanity peeks … undoubtedly
Reality   … cries …  bewails.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 6, 2014

Camouflaged

The way … to  yesteryear
Old memories … reappear
Wadded in knots … tied together
Survived? … stormy … weather
Fuzzy … time  … askew
Reality … camouflaged … adieu.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 9, 2014

Unaware

Alzheimer’s …beacons …reality’s gate

Abyss …intrigues …run …don’t wait

Memories  … dared …  to reappear 

Insanity’s game  …unaware.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 9, 2013

Whatever To Utter

Corners ‘n doors …shortcuts to friends …forgot why …you’re looking
To this …there’s no end …some smile … frown …look mean …or stutter
All share a common …WHATEVER … to utter
Some … excuse me … thank you … acknowledge a friend
Reality …smothered …at the days …end.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 28, 2013

Inner Shrill

A window …breezes blow …a whisper …time to go

Reality  …struggles  …  screaming … inner shrill

Alzheimer’s … persistent foe …holds …at any cost

Until  you’re …lost …beyond …the window sill.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 3, 2013

Keeping You In The Loop

You see me and recognize me …I’m glad …but it brings up questions …you don’t understand the answers. I can’t give you answers you’ll accept with what is left for you to think. You only have part of a puzzle in your head. When you put all those pieces together, it makes sense to you, but not to me. I lived what you partly remember and I know your memory is full of holes. So why put you though the anguish of thinking of what you don’t remember anyways. I guess I’m selfish, I want you to remember, I need you to remember so I am real. For if you forget me, am I real? Do I still exist? You are my Mother. You raised me and taught me how to survive, so when you are gone, whether in body or mind, can I survive without you? I don’t want to, you are part of my reality. God knows my heart, and you are part of it. But then, the physical will go on, can the spiritual too? I know it is true that one day all this will be made known to me. But in the now, I don’t think I can handle the answer. I need to be stronger. Every day I lose you a little more, and somehow I strengthen. Do I strengthen because my reality is changing and I must accept it, or do I accept it because my reality is changing? I praise the Lord for having the answers, and giving them to me small pieces at a time. That is my model dear Mother, just what you can handle, and still keep you in the loop!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 2, 2013

No Mercy

Stalking …haunting … reality
Havoc shows …no mercy
Peeking thru confusions’ door
Piercing …eyes …threatening harm
Lady Blues’ … playful charm
Reality ‘s frightened …intrusion alarm
She STUMBLES …RUNS …AWAY!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 27, 2013

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