I hate the way you ruined what would be
And the way you make me care.
I hate the way you cause a scar
I hate it when people stare.
I hate the carbs in big dumb fruits
And the way you’re in my mind.
I hate you so much when you make me sick
You even make me rhyme.
I hate the way I have to fight
I hate it when I’m high.
I hate it when you make me laugh;
Even worse when you make me cry.
I hate the way you’re always around
And the fact that I can’t heal us all.
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you —
not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
I wish I could hate diabetes. I really do. I don’t like what it is capable of doing to my body, or the lives it has taken too soon.
But it has also given me so much. I have made friends across the country who provide me with so much encouragement. I have a stronger motivation to do the things I need to do so that I can accomplish the goals I have for my future. I have had the opportunity to travel and meet people I otherwise would not have known. And most of all, it has given me a voice I didn’t know I had.
The writing prompt for today: “Ten things I hate about you, Diabetes” – Having a positive attitude is important . . . but let’s face it, diabetes isn’t all sunshine and roses (or glitter and unicorns, for that matter). So today let’s vent by listing ten things about diabetes that we hate. Make them funny, make them sarcastic, make them serious, make them anything you want them to be!!