"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 Blame Game - But not our fault at all.
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.
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.