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A poetry book published to support the Diabetes Hands Foundation

1-Do you support this idea?
2-Will you participate and put your poems in the book?
3-Manny asked for a volunteer to look for the steps to make the idea possible
4-Do you think poems have to be about any subject not only diabetes
5-Poems& photos or poems only?
6-What title you suggest for the book?

Here is an idea of a book.....just an idea...

Diabetes Forum

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

Started by photomkr Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

MY NEW YEAR begins in the spring...

Started by Trudy. Last reply by Trudy Aug 13, 2013. 2 Replies

April Is National Poetry Month!!

Started by Trudy. Last reply by Trudy May 4, 2013. 2 Replies

My latest Arabic Poetry

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman. Last reply by Sohair Abdel-Rahman Dec 23, 2012. 5 Replies

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Comment by Judith in Portland on December 25, 2013 at 12:14am

Ghosts of Christmas past I: Grand Aunt Hazel

She had a drawer
A magic drawer
We could choose
One gift on Christmas Eve

I have a rattan trunk
It collects treasures all year
Like her drawer
And I send them off to
Far-flung places
For gifts of Christmas Present

Christmas Eve at her cozy home
Leontyne Price singing Ave Maria
Cousin Johnny concocting weird cocktails
Baby Lisa sitting in her Grampa's lap
Tasting rutabagas, mashed, for the first time

And liking them
Only her and my dad…..

And there was a gorgeous midnight service
Candles and folks from the
Minnesota orchestra
Joy and tears
Home and safe
Dad's Grasshoppers
Because they are green

Of Course……

Blessed night to all
From a Presbyterian Atheist…..

Comment by Marie B on April 13, 2013 at 7:59am

Calling all members of Poetry Club! April is National Poetry Month, and we'd like to highlight some new "No Sugar Added" style poems on this page

Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on December 23, 2012 at 9:39am

Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Comment by Trudy on June 18, 2012 at 4:52am

When my blood sugar is not Dr. Bernstein good, I can't sleep. I amuse myself by staring at the ceiling and writing a haiku. This one comes back to me time and again:

Bedtime Haiku

My mind is a-swirl,
thoughts like darting dragonflies.
Insects, go to sleep!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 2, 2012 at 12:24am

I thought about buying blue candles
In symbolic support for the dead
But I would hope never to light one
That they'd melt in a drawer instead.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 2, 2012 at 12:06am

I hate what you see in my eyes
I know you only know because you love me
Please, when I come around
I mean me
not the me with barren, hungry blood
not the angry, resentful me

I hate that you see it in my eyes
before I know myself
I hate that you learned to notice
please when I come around
forgive me.

If someone can get grouchy
missing a meal
what happens when the brain is starving?

I know, because I've felt it
You know, because you've seen it
Please forgive me
I hate what you see in my eyes

Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on April 15, 2012 at 12:09am


Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on April 7, 2012 at 10:00pm


Comment by Jesus Ingles on February 28, 2012 at 6:10pm

Every Time

Every time I see you
I want to touch you.
Every time I hear from you
I imagine you're next to me.
Every time I kiss you
I need to hold you.
Every time you hold me
I want to kiss you.
Every time you smile
I grow happy.
Every time you are stubborn
I want to prove you wrong,
just to have an excuse
to see you sad,
That way I can kiss you
and see if I can make you happy.


Comment by Jesus Ingles on February 26, 2012 at 11:27am

Distant Love

While wondering if I'll ever get the chance
to tell you in person
I love you.

I keep thinking to myself
as I look up at the stars
when will I be able to see you?

I keep asking the moon
up in the sky
when will I be able to hold you in my arms?

As I look up at the moon and the stars
full of white in that dark sky
I keep thinking how wonderful things would be.

As I look up at the sky
looking at the white clouds within the blue sky
I keep thinking of your blue eyes.

Your wonderful blue eyes
and your beautiful smile
all combined with that cute little laugh.

All keeps me wondering
as I ask the moon and the stars
will I ever be able to hold you in my arms?
and whisper softly in your ear
I love you.



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