This is my second year participating in Diabetes blog week. I missed out on yesterdays prompt but may revisit the topic later this week. With pregnancy and maintaining the diabetes monster I have been quite busy. I am hoping to be involved this year though and hope to be able to read each and every one of your posts. If you don’t know what diabetes blog week is check out Karen’s Blog at BitterSweetDiabetes. There you’ll find all the information you need. :)
The Prompt for Today:
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 poem:
Swollen fingers ache while blood stains are left behind.
Numbers dance around my head like sugar plum fairies.
Sugar free fairies.
Insulin drips from my pores.
I feel like this is all that I am now.
A pin cushion of shame.
No one really understanding the highs and the lows.
Constant worry and fear consume me.
Restless nights full of testing and retesting.
But I remember when the nights were meant for sleeping
and the days were carefree
when my finger tips hadn’t been viciously stabbed
when I was me
and diabetes was just a word.