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.