A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Posts tagged ‘whispers of time’

Singing the blues

Suspicious Lady Blue … wants to run away
Anxious … confused … nothing new today
She’s restless … trying … to remember
Past memories … lost … fading embers
Holding on … bits ‘n pieces … wrinkles
Whispers of time … bursting … twinkles
Frowning eyebrows … tell … the sad news
Lady Blue’s heart … is singing the blues.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 26, 2015

validation

A new word … for me
Validate … it’s easy you see
A smile … a word … a touch
Validate … it means so much
Your word salad … confusing
Can’t get a meaning … out
Validate … no need to shout
Noises confuse the fragile mind
Validate … while there’s time
Wandering … looking for an out
Validate … it’s there … about
Food looks different … taste too
Validate … to get you through
A small gesture … hard to swallow
Like a fib-let … brings me sorrow
But you’re better for it … I see
Validate … lessens heartache
For you … and me.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 17, 2015

A dignified life

Tears ago … my heart sank … much to know … to help Mom
Whispers of time … have past … my mission … remains fast
Hope is urgent … constant … hold tight … forceful might
Ever so close … yet not … dear God … my lot
Oh … to toss … the veil … that doubles … each day
I’m fading … exponentially … soon to be gone … away
Remaining memories of me … distant drumming sounds
Soon our only bond … you dear Jesus … our heart’s song
Daily prayer … no worry … no strife … a dignified life.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ January 20, 2015

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

Time whispers away

Sitting … thinking … frowning face
Bewildered … forlorn … smile displaced
Worried … wondering … why
Where’d everyone go … heaving sigh
Bits ‘n pieces … words … expound
Reminisce … heart’s unsound
Fading faces … thoughts askew
Where’d they go … and why not you
Quietly sit … share … your space
Words are few … thoughts embrace
Hugs ‘n smiles … NOT blissful day
Time … whispers … away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 20, 2014

Shadows at War

Disappearing images … shadows in the breeze
Seek and find … games played … to please
Not a favorite anymore … too close to the door
That opens … piles of shadows … now at war
Heightened anxiety … mixed with contemplation
Contributes … to confuse … deliberations
Whispers of time … captured in a snare
Confusion at its worst … wadded tangles … bare.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ November 4, 2014

Cloudless Day

Whispers … thru the door
Is Lucy here … today?
Can she come ‘n play?
Lucid Lucy … yeah!
Overwhelming … tears
Joy … instead of fears
Hard … to be … contained
Hooray … a cloudless … day!
Lucy’s … come … to … play!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 3, 2014

Stepping Stones

Going to your room … to the wood shed
I’m getting … a whipping … I know
Constantly asking, “why am I here”
You’re stuck in a rut … a plateau
You’re confused … half-way lucid
Puzzled … life’s … chain of events
I tread lightly … stay on dry ground
Stepping on stones … heaven … sent
My heart wants … a conversation
But it’s … all one-sided … for you
Tunneling down … aggravation
No answers but yours … will do
Humbly … I bow … to tomorrow
It’s merely … a whisper in time
A new day … is … dawning
But … I … know … this … day
Will … rewind.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ August 1, 2014

Holding the Fort

Kaleidoscope … auras … all colors ‘n hues
Kindness ‘n smiles … chase away … Lady Blues
Dark colors suppressed … it’s now … Lucy’s day
Enjoying … sunshine … bright colors … display
A whisper in time … Blue gives … a non smile
Bright colors fade … Lady Blue … beguiles
Challenging … times … needless to say
Holding the fort … while Lucy’s … away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 23, 2014

Whispers

Talking to self  in whispers

Heaven knows what you say

I  say …you talking to me?

NAY …you say   … in dismay!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 20, 2013

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