Welcome to Living With a Lion’s Poets corner.
Here’s your chance to speak your mind about how diabetes affects you. If you have, or know someone with the disease let us hear about it in a poem.
I have never considered myself a poet, but I have, at least had some experience of diabetes. Please read my poem and see what you think, if you already have a piece or you are inspired to have a go, then go ahead and write your poem in the comment box below and if considered suitable I will display your work on this page. please leave a title and an authors name. Thank you and I hope you enjoy.
Need to pee more than most?
Feeling tired and like a ghost?
Unquenchable thirst and dodgy sight?
Losing weight, becoming slight?
Maybe cuts not healing well?
These symptoms should, sound a bell!
Acting now is what to do
Get a Doc’ to look at you
Life long sentence seems severe
Yet diagnosis gives this fear
From that day it will remain
Every day delivers same
Tablets, pen, syringe or pump
Any of these give most the hump
Yet with no choice, or little say
We soldier on each single day
Avoid the highs yet above the lows
BG tests as red blood flows
Avoiding fats and terrible sweet
Don’t forget, keep an eye on the feet
Taking a walk is said to be good
Reducing sugars in the blood
Eating well keeps us stable
So mind what you’re putting on your table
Long term problems not for you?
Keeping legs and kidneys too?
Regular check ups to reach your goal
But you’re the one who’s in control!
A moment taken to help your aim
Is worth the effort to see the gain
Checking blood and clinical tests
Help to keep you at your best
Diabetes takes it’s toll
So eyes on target to reach your goal
Don’t let it get the better of you
Long term problems surely screw!
Keeping check and checking up
Will help you win your own gold cup
’cause staying alive is what we need
Not vanity or mindless greed!
Keep your health and your mind
Diabetes kills mankind!
Manage blood and glucose too
And old age should, welcome you
K R Wathen.
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