Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Elise's Poetry Slam

Tuesday - Poetry Tuesday
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.

I used to love writing poetry... not only because I lacked the attention span to write anything longer, but poetry was the perfect outlet for my first-world angst.  But I knew this topic would be perfect one for Elise to make her blogging debut; right now they're studying poetry at school, and she can pen some pretty epic quatrains.

The following is an Elise original.  I love the non-sequitur ending.

My Diabetes
Diabetes is hard to beat
But I can eat it like meat
Diabetes is strong,
But I am stronger
My CGM reads the numbers
Or else it will be a bummer
My monitor tells us the number
Pods are like turtle shells.

Here's my contribution:

Roses are red
Christmas trees are sappy
Diabetes + Strep throat + antibiotics + strep rash + hives
Are all really, really, really crappy


  1. As I clicked the link to get here, I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice if Elise was today's poet?"
    Nice jobs! Both of you!

  2. Yeah, her last line is like a poem in and of itself. :)

  3. She clearly gets her poetry skills from you! :D

  4. Two wonderful poems! :)...Love! xoxo


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