Today’s DBlog Week prompt is about poetry. I am definitely no poet, but I have written poems in my past. I have no proper training, so I just rhyme a bunch of words that have some meaning to me. I have written two other poems that have changed my life, and this now become number three. I wrote a poem to ask a girl out 9 years ago and then I wrote another poem 8 years later to ask her to marry me.
So, here goes nothing.
Diabetes, Me and You
The day I was vomiting and became very sick,
They couldn’t read my blood sugar from just one simple prick.
They had to know my blood sugar, so bloodwork was taken,
The doctor came back and the diagnosis was not mistaken
Chris, you have diabetes and you need an insulin drip,
You can’t eat or drink, but you can suck on this ice chip.
Educating myself and trying to calm down my mother,
I wondered to myself, who else has diabetes, I couldn’t think of another.
As days to months, and months turned to years,
I accepted the disease and overcame all of my fears.
My day’s now require insulin and blood sugar tests,
But my life is no different than all of the rest.
I created a business with type 1 diabetes to live out my dream,
But I couldn’t have done it without my supporting team.
This includes HCP, friends, family and of course my wife,
If it weren’t for diabetes, she would not have been brought into my life.
So for that diabetes, I really do want to thank you,
So until the day of a cure, I will manage living day to day with you.