A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘time’

Looking for home

Looking for home … persevere
Hard finding  it … anywhere
Baffling …  if you’re looking
Everywhere … but elsewhere
In mind’s eye … it’s when
Someone loves you … dearly
Some miss the boat … clearly
Stumbling thru life …  wearily
Home is where one roams free
A place …  no eyes can see
Special feelings from the heart
Where forever memories start.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/August 26, 2016

Provoking time

Time marches anew
Bright horizons display
Withering thoughts askew
Muddled moments … play
Thoughts ramble through
Time … shifts away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 12, 2016

 

 

Yappy smiles

 

Picture a smile …  both ends spread far
No return smiles … sadness … ajar
All day long … no happy to see
How dreary a world … that would be
Now take that …  same smile
Spread it …. far …  and … wide
Contagious … return smiles … won’t hide
In time … others will join … the happy
Oodles ‘n oodles smile ‘n get yappy!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 7, 2016

 

 

 

My head reminds

I remember … yesterday
Wanting to … go away
Dad … said … you can’t
Mom … said … let her go
Always … had my back
Always … saw my heart
Always … knew my way
From … the very start
Gave me … latitude
Gave me … peace of mind
Courage … honor … love
Compassion … for mankind
Her … empathy was striking
Cared for other … souls
Taught me … to be kind
My heart … my head reminds
My memories … rewind
To miss her can’t be wrong
Her time on earth … gone
Mentor … friend … my Momma
I won’t … let her go!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 10, 2015

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

Remnants

Lights … flash … cross your mind
Memories … whispers … of time
A brief …moment … a thought
Then … it’s gone … for naught
You grasp a word … heave a sigh
Heart’s racing … curious … why
Remnants … colors ‘n shapes
Alzheimer’s stealing … words escape.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 7, 2015

No where places

Waking up … in a mood
Happy times … on hold
No smiles or positive groove
Up and going … on the move
Where ya going? Oops no tell
On a mission … oh well
Busy times … no where places
Finding treasures … running races.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 24, 2015

Heart strings in the way

Daily grieving … heavy on my heart
Loss is great … can’t pry the hurt apart
Can’t toss it high … forever open up
Take the grief … take away the cup
Stumbling on tears… falling to the ground
Knocking over time … scattered all around
Want to glue the pieces … forever and a day
Need to let it go … heart strings in the way.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 23, 2015

Love of life

Sometimes … I walk away … sad … blue
Tears … falling … I’m missing you
Love to help … in any way … I’m by your side
Miss you most … with you … hurt inside I hide
My fortitude wanes … want so much to share
Alzheimer’s stifles you … I’m totally … aware
On we go … days pass by …. chaos … strife
You give me … strength … through
Your love of life.

Copyright/Sheila Grimes/February 22,2015

Face Down

You fell … again … hate those calls
My heart … skipped … a beat
But … you’re up and walking
The nurse says … on two feet
The car ride to the “place”
Gave me time “to think”
Were you wearing … non-skid socks?
Or shoes? … or maybe spilled a drink?
She said … you were scared
Didn’t know … why you fell
But … all around … the evidence
Showed … easy enough … to tell
Couldn’t have been … prevented
You wouldn’t … allow … help
Trying … to do … for self
You landed … face down … with a yelp!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 4, 2014

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