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On Being a Diabetic (Rachel Perry - Lafayette, LA)



As if they weren't tough enough, the normal ups and downs of life
The ups and down of blood sugar will further multiply the strife

It's a long and bumpy road the diabetic must traverse
Throughout the journey you need to pee and nothing can quench your thirst

It's rising agitation after milkshakes and potatoes
No jam or syrup at breakfast, for you it's plain ole' toast

Overestimate your dose and soon the see-saw hurdles down
You can't comprehend the world because its spinning round and round

Most of the time your lips just go numb, which might not seem so bad
Articulating words becomes that talent you never had

It's comparable to drunkenness but not so satisfying
It's being on a roller coaster that no one else is riding

Although I speak of this disease with tones of aggravation
Let me not forget to share my sinecerest appreciation

While the ups and downs and shots and stabs may tire my weary head
Had I been born a century ago, I'd certainly be dead


My stomach is quite full at times, but I must eat some more
Then when dinner time has come,

You cannot quit eating just because your stomach's feeling full
You have got to follow formulas and carbohydrate rules

Cookies, muffins, cakes and tarts are obviously not advisable
But who would think that beer and bananas 

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