Saturday, May 18, 2013

D Blog Week, Day 6: A poem

Today: This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy.

To my boys:

Diabetes is a part of you
In soft slumber takes a piecing
Of your life, and of your thoughts
The numbers never ceasing.

And although I am not diagnosed
Nor live with shots and pricks
I’m knee deep in your reality
My soul endures the nicks.

My heart aches with every number
My brain speeds with every treat
I walk and breathe and think your world
The love cannot deplete.

I’m happy to take on the task
Your parent I’ll forever be
But one day you will leave my nest
My midnight checks will flee.

So let me take the worry now
Dear boy I’m happy to
I’ll give it to you all one day
Though my heart will be ever true.

I’ll always fret about you
I’ll always have you check in
You won’t have to fight the war alone
Each battle we will win.

My body’s not immersed in this disease
I’m on the other side
But every bit of my being
Tries to find a way inside.

My boys, you are my heroes
I am your biggest fan
Through all that life throws our way
Just keep in mind, “You can!”


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