Category Archives: Poems about Diabetes

Poems about living with diabetes: some serious, some funny, all personal testimony

Comment Moderation

I regret to report that I’ve had to reinstall comment moderation.  I have received a number of inappropriate and/or questionable comments from people who use the Gravitar G icon, and have no information attached. We have all been very lucky … Continue reading

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I’m a Puddle

I said to the physical therapist, My back is as stiff as a board; I’m hoping that you can take care of it, This sluggishness I can’t afford. For years I ignored my own laziness, My devotion to sit in … Continue reading

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Sonnet to Freedom, Served

I almost failed of hope these last few weeks, When our election came down to the end, Conservatives’ confidence seemed at peak, Religious dogma might our freedoms bend. Then, my anticipation soon resurged, When untruth after untruth was put forth. … Continue reading

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Limerick: true story

I once knew a girl, (she was me,) Who was subject to frequent ennui. She didn’t have drive, couldn’t tell she’s alive, She existed in strong apathy. Until one day she was set loose, She came out of that weird … Continue reading

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The mist clears

Thirty-eight long years, three/fourths of my life, Diabetes held me tight, heartlessly. My confidence sliced up like bread with knife, Pushed down by what I chose not to believe; My mood depressed, my soul craving a break, And stormy feelings … Continue reading

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Sonnet for a Night in the Woods

The skies are clear, but air is thick with fog, My arms have goosebumps, and my hair is damp. I leave the trail, perch on a mossy log To rub my aching legs, start back to camp. I catch a … Continue reading

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Sonnet for a cool autumn day

Today was the very first day for me To need a jacket, slacks and some sleeves So as not to freeze when I went to be Sitting in a brisk northwesterly breeze The wind blows my hair as I lift … Continue reading

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