This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! 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!
Not just for the Diabetes. for all.
I’m not a poet by nature, but here goes nothing.
you look at us and you don’t see
maybe you look at us and you see
but do you really see or even believe
do you really know what goes on below the layers
under our thick skin
in our bodies
in our minds
while the chaos is underway
you don’t see
you can’t see
could you think
before you speak
ask a question
before you judge
listen to us
so you can hear
about what you don’t see
about what you don’t know
look into our eyes
and you’ll see
listen to our voices
and you’ll hear
watch us when we shake
take a moment because
you don’t easily see
Just because you can’t see it
doesn’t mean there isn’t something
we all have a story you see
some past that taught our lessons
some present that influences our focus
some future that guides us forward
our story is important you and me
lead by example
so that others can see
stop the bullying
stop the bullying
that is behind closed doors
that remains on a screen
Stop the teasing
Stop the isolation
Stop the control
Stop saying there is no bias
Stop the discrimination
Stop the violence
Stop thinking you know it all
Stop instantly believing
Take the moment
To critically think
Stop the hate
Stop the words
That can be powerful
Stop all that prevents you from seeing
take a moment and you’ll see
we’re not so different, you and me.
Listen to our stories and our views
For that is the only way to grow
So you can finally see
Because we don’t want to say that
You don’t see.
Hey you! Yes, you!
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12 thoughts on “#dblogweek Day 2- “See” Poem”
The invisibility of diabetes makes for an excellent poetry topic!
I don’t think that any of us are “poets by nature.” Poetry is a difficult craft. You did a good job. 🙂 this poem resonated with me.
Thank you so much! Means a lot!
Such a strong poem, and so true in highlighting how most don’t see everything we go through with diabetes and there’s so much ignorance, discrimination and teasing out there. Thanks for writing and sharing this.
Thank you so much!
Fantastic fantastic poem. Thank you so much for this!!
Thanks Karen! Means a lot! Thanks for making this a topic! Pushed me to do this. Wouldn’t have on my own.
You may not be a poet but that’s a great poem!
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