A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘sanity’

Resilience

Some days …I leave … sad ‘n blue
Crocodile tears … missing you
Need resilience … by your side
Strength wanes … emotions collide
My heart’s … stressed … sanity beware
Alzheimer’s stifles … your life declares

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Then … watching … Lady-blue
My heart strengthens … fired … anew
In spite of chaos … confusion … strife
Alzheimer’s … can’t … abate
Your … love … of … life!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 1, 2015

Maintaining dignity

Anchoring hope … ties that bind
Clearing paths … tangles unwind
Difficult … keeping distance ‘n care
Intoxicating … abyss … beware
Tormented … sanity … hides away
Light-headed … no reason to stay
Persistent … hope … pushes on
Determined to cope … into the dawn
Joy in the moment … loving embrace
Being needed … encourages haste
No place on earth … better to be
Maintaining … grace ‘n dignity.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 3, 2014

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

Sleepy Time

Shrugging kindness … sanity fled
Confusion’s angry … signal misread
Scales tipped … to Lady Blue
Ultimately … sundowner’s … preview
Needs time … pillow her head
Needs space … confusion unwed
Naps … sleepy time’s … through
Momma’s … sweet … face
With smiles … ensue!

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/ December 12,2014

Innocence kept safe


Dilemma … keeping … Mother … safe
From … who … what … you say
From others … going her way
From strangers … sharing her lot
Alzheimer’s forget-me-nots
Fragile minds … flowers … askew
Sanity’s train … way overdue
From … herself … oops
Fell … off balance … to the floor
Which direction … to her door
Suspicious … fearful … scared
Where’d they put her stuff?
Short term memory gone … enough!
Makes a sane person … nuts
Thinking stuff … stole away
Looking for it … every day
Here … now there … or was it?
Who … keeps Mother … safe?
When … I’m not … around
Caregivers … defend her ground
Child like innocence … abounds
Alert … listening … every sound
Something’s wrong … in hot pursue
Troublous forget-me-nots … taboo.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 25, 2014

Restore Sanity

Wishes … for Mom … instinctively
Hope … is eternal … definitely
Don’t want suffering … her way
Need to send Alz … on holiday
Soon to walk … my blues away
Alz Alliance … don’t … delay
Research … looking … for cure
Close … says so … in literature
So much suffering … all around
Young and old … spell bound
Riding Alz … merry-go-round
Won’t you help … hop … aboard
Give what … you … can afford
Let’s kick Alz … off … the ride
Restore … sanity … bonafide!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 27, 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

Smoldering … Embers

Keeper … of memories … sanity
Guards the past … streets of old
Seldom forgets … stories foretold
Alzheimer’s tempts souls to play
Abyss coaxed … light-years away
Sanity patiently waits to remember
Memories … smoldering … embers.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 12, 2014

 

Fighting For Sanity

Always pondering
Always wondering
What’s it about
Always skeptical
Always a critic
It’s your way …no doubt
I do …remember
You say in a rush
I know what I know
Emphatic …no blush
Defiantly …strong
Always right …never wrong.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 13, 2013

Whirling …Sanity

Whirling words …whirling heads
Heaven knows … what’s all said
One conversation …finishes another
Regroup …fast forward …oh brother!
Leave this …take that …finish please
Handling …takes …expertise
Taking my sanity …when I leave
Oops …left it …passing through
Pick it up … for me …won’t you?

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 29, 2013

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