Diabetes Blog Week: May 13: My Celebration

NOTE: 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!

Celebration

Unquenchable thirst
Water water, not enough
Out faster than in

An Asian woman
The fruit of her father’s genes
Months shy of forty

Once I carried weight
Shed years before D’s ugly head
Barged through my door

It tries to take over
As unwanted second self
Casting dark shadows

The salient problems:
Doctors, strangers, even friends
Slothful reporters

I dare D: get me
You and your many cronies
You can try, you’ll lose

I struggle, I fight
It bites but I bite harder
I won’t be vanquished

Power, it has none
It will writhe beneath my feet
For I’m its mistress

Run, work, eat and drink
Love, cry, feel, dance, smile, and sing
Live, not just exist

Do not pity me
I am as I choose to be
D does not own me

I will celebrate
Fireworks, drinks, and lots of cheers
I live. I am. Me.

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