A journey in time with Alzheimer's

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Silent Screams

A tree falls in the forest … thunders to the ground
No one hears … no one is around … still noise?
An Alzheimer’s person babbles … not talking
Thoughts … still linger … in the mind
Frustration … anger … silent screams … heard?
The tree is on the ground … it fell
No thunder heard … but it’s on the ground
The face … of an Alzheimer’s person
Sad … distorted … painfully gloomy
Where are the screams? No sounds!
But … the gloomy face … sadness in the eyes
Surmise … the Alzheimer’s person is screaming
Listen with the heart … reach out with kindness
Hear the screams … see the pain … catch ‘em
When they fall!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 5, 2014

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Should It Be?

The tree is standing …for all to see
The lights and bulbs are twinkling
You look and smile and walk away
You’re not impressed …you say
Why bother …to stand it there
Why work so hard …for us to stare
It’s in my head/heart to stay
His love will never …go away
I’m thinking …your words are true
Christmas lights, the bulbs, the tree
You could care less …should it be?
What’s in the heart … mind can’t loose
Jesus Christ …the world’s GOOD NEWS!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 10, 2013

Sharing Your Heart

Even a broken tree …bears fruit …words shared with love

A father … heart-broken …his son …with God above

Reminisced …kindness …fruit …his son …bestowed

Warmed his heart to know … his son …gave …hope …rainbows

I link this to you …Mother …you’re hurt … broken too

But …yet …you share …your smile …your heart

The unsuspecting …you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ September 21, 2013

Trapped

Fly’s in the honey
Waiting for a break
Needs to fly away
Before it suffocates.

Cat in a tree
Waiting for a break
Dog needs to leave
A get a way …to make.

Mouse in a trap
Waiting for a break
Before cat comes
An empty stomach ache.

Mom’s in …abyss
Waiting for a break
Alzheimer’s blanket
Fading memories …make.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 13, 2013

Funny?

Bury my head in a pillow?
No way!
Eyes wide open
Everyday!

Behind a tree?
Maybe!
If lady blue
Looks for me!

Think it’s funny?
yeah …so!
You’d run too
From Lady Blue!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 18, 2012

The Christmas Bulb

Our Tree

Our Christmas Tree

You’re like a Christmas bulb
Bright when lights are shining
But when lights go down
Dark and gloomy all around.

You’re in the center of the tree
Enjoying christmas cheer
When other bulbs fall or break
You hold tight … persevere.

Like a bulb, you’re fragile
It could happen to you too
You hold tight…the tree of life
The inner strength…in you!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 14, 2012

Clapping Hands

You come out of your room clapping
Thanking me for singing a song
Sorry Momma, it’s not me
Not me whose singing along.

In your mind, the whole world sings
Even the trees and the sky
You wonder why I don’t hear them
I ask, do you? How and why?

I tell you angels are singing your song
You remember them in your mind
God is nudging you along
It’s calming, helps  you unwind.

You nod this could be true
It happens every day
I know God watches over you
Alzheimer’s…….away!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 30, 2012

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