A Couple of Diabetes Poems

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    • #6105
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Diabetic Chains
      by myself :)

      These needles pin me to the ground
      Blood tests always tie me down
      I inflict these wounds upon myself
      In the name of keeping my “good health”

      Carb-count this and
      carb-count that
      Prick this finger
      Watch that fat
      intake.
      How much more *can* I take?

      But why should I whine away?
      My life continues anyway.
      Remember that other’s lives are much worse
      And diabetes is a very forgiving curse

    • #9239
      Tim
      Keymaster

      This is so much better than the infamous diabetes limericks thread (https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/user-groups/shoot-up/forum/topic/diabetes-limericks/). Hurrah! ;-)

    • #9242
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Well, to be fair, it’s probably much easier to write without such a strict rhyme and rhythm scheme :D
      But thanks for the complement nonetheless… I don’t actually feel quite this bitter about diabetes… but it was late at night and I wanted a topic to write a poem about – and what better subject is there eh? ;)

    • #9245
      Cecile
      Participant

      Are poems then diabetter
      To show us what’s our matter?
      I’d much rather pick
      A strict limerick:
      It’s blessed with chains* that fetter.

      *Thanks, @martynp, for showing that the very structure of limericks represents a diabetic regime, so they don’t need to refer to it at all…whoo! Now for 200 more! ;-D (and by keeping to rhyme & rhythm, I won’t be forgiven by means of blindness, kaput kidneys, dicky ticker, limb loss, etc.)

    • #9246
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ah now that, my friend, is a very arty farty way of looking at it – and that means I love it! :D

    • #9248
      Cecile
      Participant

      Rhyming “…better” with “matter” isn’t arty-farty, it’s South Efrican… and you shouldn’t love it, ’cause it buggers up your forum topic (which claims to contain a single poem).

    • #9252
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      ^^ Ah that’s easily fixed! ^^
      And I was referring to the way that you compared a rhyme scheme to a diabetic life… I’m a real sucker for clever analogies like that ;)

    • #9253
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @martynp – ah, you’ve found the right person then @ckoei is the mistress of the clever analogy!

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