Once again, Karen Graffeo, who blogs at Bittersweet Diabetes is hosting Diabetes Blog Week. The fifth annual Diabetes Blog Week started yesterday and will take place through May 18th. Day 2: Today’s topic: Poetry.
The Loudest Thing in the House
I am alone. Too low to sleep comfortable. Will recheck in a few.
Seems louder than when I first sat down, seems slower too. No matter what I do or when, I seem to find myself in this chair at this hour often.
It’s always too quiet. It’s a deafening quiet; it’s a parent’s quiet.
I read the newspaper, which I have read twice already. Passing the time to enter her room again.
I recheck her blood sugar, at 145 I can go back to sleep. I sit on the bed’s edge. I stare at her face. I am tired.
She sleeps soundly. On one hand she does so well. She is getting so big. Childhood passes quickly.
I push the hair back from her face. She has battled this for some time. She seems to be winning.
I make my way back to my bed, my head softly sinks into my pillow. My last thought is always the same. A cure. There is a cure. We must find it.
I am a diabetes dad.
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Yes it’s always the sleep isn’t it? The sleep and the clock.
Mike Hoskins says:
Such a good read, Tom. That clock ticking… yeah, it’s such a constant in our lives. No experience from the D-parenting side, but that waiting for checks and hypo-rises and hyper-falls are never ending. And hopefully sooner rather than later, the clock will tick down even more on the cure. Thanks for this.
BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU I surely had those who live with diabetes in my mind when I wrote this……I can only imagine what that ticking means to you(them).
Courtney (Pancreassassin) says:
Thank you for this. It’s powerful. Part of what I am loving about D-blog week is reading the perspectives that are so different from mine. I was the D-child in this situation, and I can imagine my parents doing and feeling this. It gives me a better appreciation for what you all go through for us.
Thank you Courtney. I cannot imagine what those go through who live with this disease…..true heroes to me. Thanks for chiming in.
Tim Brand says:
Awesome! Your poem was better than mine! Mine was a litlte dark. However, my head never hits the pillow softly, it hit and it sticks to my face from the sweet. LOL.
Silly. Never better or worse; just different. See you in a few weeks.
Beautiful. Thank you for giving me a peek inside a parent’s diabetes world.
No THANK YOU for the wonderful work you do with this week’s topics. I hope it is as successful as you seek.
Thanks for chiming in!