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Fighting the Chronic: Abandoning the Cry

struck i was, by the call to depart from violent language number four. right there. ilana jacqueline typed the words i couldn’t shape in a…

Started by Heather Gabel

1 Jan 19
Reply by Jerry Nairn

As Summer Ends...

As Summer Ends... I watched the Hummers, heard Warbling Vireos. Diabetes stays. My daily chores never change: test and shoot and count my c…

Started by Trudy

2 Nov 17, 2014
Reply by Trudy

Where I'm At.......

We all have crosses to bear Because you can’t see mine doesn’t mean it’s not there I struggle with it day and night Trying hard to keep the…

Started by photomkr

0 Oct 20, 2013

MY NEW YEAR begins in the spring...

MY NEW YEAR begins in the spring... *April Haiku Twenty years, pricking, stabbing fingers and belly. April, bring me hope! May Haiku The Hu…

Started by Trudy

2 Aug 13, 2013
Reply by Trudy

April Is National Poetry Month!!

These are my three entries for TuDiabetes' April is National Poetry Month!! April Haiku Twenty years, pricking, stabbing fingers and belly.…

Started by Trudy

2 May 4, 2013
Reply by Trudy

My latest Arabic Poetry

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

5 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by Sohair Abdel-Rahman


October Golden leaves, russet leaves falling, spiraling, blown into mini whirlwinds down, down to the ground. Rains have soaked yesterday's…

Started by Trudy

0 Oct 18, 2012

Steven's Haiku

This poem is not about Diabetes; Steven was killed by a hit-run driver years ago. The connection is that apparently the stress triggered my…

Started by Trudy

4 Jun 20, 2012
Reply by Peetie

Winter Wreath

Winter Wreath In autumn we collect our pine cones, gather our firewood, steal tiny branches of red Winter Berries from the pheasants. In wi…

Started by Trudy

9 Apr 8, 2012
Reply by Judith


Mr Down They called him Mr DownBut all his numbers wereHighHe was happy that" high" cameHis wayTill chemotherapy startedAnd all his hair wa…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

1 Apr 7, 2012
Reply by Sohair Abdel-Rahman




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