Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Poetry Tuesday - #DBlogWeek Day 2

DBlogWeek-FBProfileIt’s Day Two of Diabetes Blog Week!  I want to start by letting you know about an special savings code that Lauren’s Hope is offering to celebrate participants of Diabetes Blog Week, as well as those following along.  The coupon code “DBlogWeek” is good for a 10% savings on both their medical ID jewelry and their new non-medical line.  They were also kind enough to donate the Facebook graphics for DBlogWeek, including the profile picture on the right.  Thank you, Lauren’s Hope!

Our topic today is Poetry Tuesday.  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!


One drop of blood hangs precariously from my finger
before sinking into the test strip to give me a number I’ll either love or hate.

One drop of honey on that same finger is all it takes
to completely throw off the results my meter reports.

One drop of glucagon is injected in a panic
and is the difference between life and death.

One drop of insulin, so so precious,
truly keeps me alive second by second.

One drop of cool clear water is the elixir of the Gods
or so it seems, when ketones come crashing in.

One drop of juice is guzzled in haste (or perhaps 1000 drops?)
in a desperate attempt to banish those low symptoms.

One drop of a salty tear is briskly brushed away
so my loved ones don’t notice how hard this all can be.

Sometimes it feels like diabetes,
and my life,
is measured one drop at a time.

Diabetes Blog Week
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  1. I love all this poetic creative writing! So fantastic. Also great to know about Lauren's Hope - I've been meaning to order some things off there, so will prompt me to stop procrastinating on it.

  2. Oh, I really like yours. I'm glad you included the tear. Sorry but glad. Because they are there so often along with all the rest of it. Hugs to you.

  3. Aww, that was so touching and creative. Loved your poem :)

  4. This is great, Karen. One drop - it does feel like that so much of the time.

  5. I'm sorry it's like this.
    I don't want you to cry ever.

  6. Beautifully expressed, Karen. If we gave prizes for #dblogweek, this poem would get the blue ribbon. And not just because you're in charge....

  7. Awfully glad I took the wildcard, poetry like this is of a different calibre!

  8. One drop of a blood sugar could do us in, too. Very good, Karen! Thanks for sharing! (And for everything else you do!)

  9. This is so beautiful! Thanks for writing amazing poetry.

  10. Wonderfully written - I love the concept of "one drop".

  11. Beautiful poem, Karen. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Beautifully done, Karen. Thanks for sharing.


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