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Author Name: PremiumDr Fogg 3 Comments
Date Added: July 20, 2012 20:07:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Diabetics Lament



I am a diabetic and wrote this for a diabetic forum I use. Complications from diabetes may include amputation of limbs, particularly feet and retinopathy (blindness).
I hasten to add that so far my diabetes is well controlled and i have no complications.




Both feet in the grave. (A diabetic lament)


I lost my feet some years ago

They are buried níeath a tree

I visit them on Sundays

When sometimes they speak to me.


Weíre cold and lonely in this hole

And frankly we blame you

You ate that bloody cherry cake

Not one slice but two!


I know, I know, I say to them

Believe me without you I am lost

Being footless is no fun

(Except for lower podiatry costs)


Yes well itís too late now

You  cocky little git

Thought you knew it all back then

But itís us thatís in this pit.


I walked away (well hobbled)

A new determined me

To take steps (oh the irony) to remain cakeless

Thus  avoiding retinopathy.
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Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on July 22, 2012 10:25:25 AM Report
You have a great positive attitude and I really really respect that.  You are a rarity -- I think.  Glad your diabetes is under control.  Special poem -- special person.  --David
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on July 22, 2012 03:22:37 AM Report
Heh Heh I read this to my wife who's a chiropodist by the way and she found it to be very amusing as did I thanks for the humour injection very much required this morning ~Graham.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 21, 2012 04:31:17 PM Report

You even take lifes  changes and turn them into a poem of wit!! YOur such a very gifted writer....


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