This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes.
Poetry time! Aw yeah!
This one was dashed off in Physics class, so don't judge me :)
Prick the finger
The drop of blood appears
Squeeze to make it big enough.
BEEP, the meter's ready
Smush the drop up to the strip
Hope they like each other
Please let that be enough,
Avoid the error message...
Yes! It took!
Now counting down
Five seconds of stress and worry
High? Low? Insulin working?
Wait - did I wash my hands?
The number's up
Close eyes and
Take a peek...
What a perfect number
Blood sugar induced stress
Here's some old stuff, because why not?
Not knowing what to do
So small in a big world
Scared, so scared
Not knowing how to feel
What to do, what to say, why me?
Sad, so sad
Fragile as glass
Why me? Why me?
Just want it to go and stay away
I will live my life and I'll be just fine
That nothing will ever get in my way.
I wish that I had never been diagnosed with diabetes.
I realize that I wouldn't be who I am today without it.
I wish that I had never got my Little Buddy.
I realize that I would still have to take needles everyday.
I wish that I knew more people with diabetes.
I realize that I wouldn't find as much comfort in talking to the people that I do know (but talk to rarely) who have diabetes.
I get overwhelmed by the enormity of this disease.
I talk to one person, or read one person's blog post, or watch one person's video, and I realize that I am not alone.
I wish I were still who I was before diabetes.
I realize that I wouldn't be me now.
No, I am not diabetic, I have diabetes.
Does this change me?
It makes me more responsible, respectful and caring as a person.
It has taught me to see the silver lining in all things, no matter how bad they may be.
It has taught me to smile, whatever the outlook; that's the only way I can avoid the heavy sadnes.
And so I thank it for all these things.
It's accented my individuality and made me more of my own person.
And yeah, it's a pain sometimes.
But you know, I just wouldn't be the same without it.
Thank you, diabetes.