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Year : 2016 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 4 | Page : 179 - 179  


Poem
Die in bits and pieces –A poem on Diabetes

Dr. Sagar Borker

Assistant Professor PSM PGIMER and Dr RML hospital Medical College New Delhi 110001 India

Email: sagarborker@gmail.com   

 


Doctors screamed, relatives fired, Wife, sons, daughters satired,

Sedentary, obese, overfed, lazy, selfish, they connoted

Pastries, desserts, cookies, chocolates, ice creams; I admired...

 

A well-wisher friend, i dint care to follow

Who everyday emptied his throat into my ears

I still smoked like a chimney, slept like an armadillo

Declined the pharmacy and always preferred cheers...

 

What big deal is food availability?

Burgers, Pizzas, noodles, found in every nook and corner of town                       

I never doubted that things could go so worse

Refined carbs, transfats: i am truly a clown.....

 

From thence on my fingers are pierced everyday

Every single prick takes my life away

Now I am dying in bits and pieces

Disease! oh dear; is with me to stay…..

 

Eyes, kidney, heart, foot, stomach

All organs seem to dance at its tune

Cosy sweets I cherished throughout

Seems like a poison, on gulping them I fume…..

 

Insulin injections have crucified me mentally

Tablets seem to never end my excruciating agony

From outside I try to be hale and hearty

Within anguish seems very scary and nasty……

 

Terrible disease has turned my life

From a joy ride to roller coaster

The disease has ruled me till today

Diet and exercise is my new stress buster …..

 

From now on I have no full stop in my thesaurus

I am ready to talk walk about diabetes aloud

I will not surrender to it anyway

Until my body and soul is covered with a shroud…..





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