Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#DBlogWeek Day 2: Poetry Tuesday~

Today's #dblogweek prompt is Poetry & I'm using a direct quote from #DBlogWeek founder Karen Graffeo, because she wrote about today's prompt so perfectly!
 "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. After you’ve posted it on your blog, share it on the No Sugar Added® Poetry page on TuDiabetes, and read what others have shared there as well!"
Here's my entry  - I still haven't come up with an official title for this poem - I'm hoping that maybe you guys could suggest one! ;) 

Diabetes you say? Sorry, I must have heard you wrong. 
You have diabetes? But you look so very strong! 

Diabetes by the numbers, diabetes by the type
Diabetes whispers and sometimes roars & leaves us shaking in the middle of the night. 

Diabetes as a descriptive, often seen as a character flaw
Diabetes as a Blame Game - But not our fault at all. 

Diabetes is 24X7, always by our side - Sometimes diabetes plays nicely, 
Other times subtlety implied. 
Sometimes diabetes upstages at the most inopportune of times....Daring to boldly Cross our self imposed D acceptability lines. 
Leaving us frustrated and angry, sometimes driving us to tears - 
Making us feel alone as we face our greatest D fears. 

Diabetes as a community and collective is what keeps us sane - 
Saving us from the folks that like to play diabetes as a Blame Game.
Talking each of us down from the rocky cliffs of all the diabetes "what - ifs," 
And showing us that even in the toughest D struggles - We are still given many a D gift.

The DOC educates each of us in all diabetes dimensions -  accepting, teaching and Welcoming us with open arms
Inspiring each of us to develop all of or diabetes strengths and charms.

Encouraging us to use our D voices each & every day - 

Showing us that D hope floats, regardless of what diabetes throws our way.

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