A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘songs’

Hope’s Eternal

Chirping birdie … in the tree
Do you see … what … I see?
Wandering … souls … miles long
Searching … seeking … heart’s song
Some are positive … some … not
Some argumentative … on the spot
Some need company … along the way
Some are solo … no more … to say
Some hallucinate … sad atmosphere
Some delusional … final … frontier
Daily … stress …becomes  too … much
Need  … quiet milieu … caregiver’s touch
Alzheimer’s winning … mind’s in decay
But …  hope’s eternal … love saves the day!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 26, 2014

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Angel Songs

 
Heartfelt days … watching … Mom ricochet
Down … Alzheimer’s path … light-years away
Can’t find … her way … back … to … now
Can’t deal … with whom … what or how
Can’t remember … names … faces
Memories askew … times … places
Angry … her mind … lets her down
Sad … lonely … frustration … abounds
Comforting … caregivers … around
Compassion’s free … silent … calm
God’s in control … whispering psalms
Ever so softly … into … her ears
Songs by angels … loved ones held dear
You hear that Sis … said with eyes wide open
Nodding in tears … my heart has spoken.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 6, 2014

Perfect Fit

Why left ‘n right
Why big ‘n small
Why toes ‘n fingers
Fit … at all
Shoes should be
Same shape ‘n size
Then …confusion’s
Set … aside
No more wondering
Right or wrong
No more sadness
Blues to song
Fingers should be
Like toes too
Gloves fit … perfect
End Alzheimer’s stew!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 3, 2014

Calm In The Storm

Storm’s happening … outside
Thunder ‘n lightning collide
Boom ‘n bang … distant cries
People spooked … I surmise
Caregivers … pick up pace
Needy souls … in this place
Mother … surprisingly … calm
Says the walls … singing songs
Entertaining … night … long
Finally time for me … to go
Storm’s passing … very slow
Guess I’ll run between the drops
Staying dry? Probably not!
Mother … content to stay
My heart’s relieved … today.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 19, 2014

Lingering Sighs

Stillness … thoughts
Linger … in the skies
Nestle … in the clouds
Far away … sounds
Heart beats … strong
Thumping … along
Ears deaf … to song
Silent screams strong
Heartfelt sighs
Heard in the skies
Nestle in a heart
Kind words impart.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 19, 2014

Building Blocks Gone

No platform … to bounce off
No stories … remembered
No way …to verse a song
No way … to sing a long
No way … to find the tune
Tumbling … in your head
Building blocks … failing
Drying  …riverbed.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 16, 2013

Mother still loves to sing her songs, they have different words than  versed ..so what!

Enjoy The Day

Blow bubbles … flying high
Gently fall … from the sky
Snag a twig …PUFF …GONE
Don’t last … long
Short stay … on earth
Days fly …from  birth
Happy days …singing songs
Memory tree won’t stay long
Enjoy the day …time is nigh
Time’s wasted …asking why!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 14, 2013

Mom was pushing a cart behind me in the Dollar Store … then I heard music. She was singing one of her love songs. It startled me, then I just smiled. I didn’t stop, just kept on shopping. At that moment she was …happy!

Sisters

A friend …comforter … shared memories held dear
You and your sister … make merriment … cheer
Talking … singing songs … on the phone
You giggle … laugh … you’re not alone
A wonder for me … she brings out your best
She’s on board with your ALZ … I’m impressed!

Copyright/ February 2, 2013

Mother’s sister Patricia is an angel. When they talk on the phone, it’s so special. I’m grateful for her love of Mother.

Heart Cries

You hear singers
Men in your life
Did they sing to you
When you were a wife?

You say you all sang
Your songs of love
Some better than others
Now…from heaven above.

You hear me and Loren
Singing too
Well, there’s no way
That’s true.

Learn a song
To sing to your man
That’s what you say
You have a plan!

Never in a million years
Yeah…I’ve learned it Mom
A few years ago
To keep you calm.

Remember when I spent the
Winter with you?
No…guess not…
The abyss…got…those too!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 8, 2012

Kindred Hearts

You love old movies, they rattle… my head
Seen them once or twice…you’ve said.

I smile…right!   Maybe…today!
You’ve seen them so often, tread’s wearing away!

The best parts for you…the songs
You sing,  THE WHOLE NIGHT LONG!

I must admit,  I’ve enjoyed them…too
At least the first dozen times through!

But… it keeps your heart light… awhile
Warms my heart..to see you smile.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 3, 2012

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