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My life…

Living with a disease
Every moment of every day…

Telling my heart not to dwell
For what in my future might be held

Often feeling alone with this constant never ending fight…

Trying to live a balancing act…
That which is my life

Poking myself with needles…
Everyday… just to keep myself alive

Drops of blood from my finger tips…
Sometimes brings tears to my eyes

Some things people take for granted
For my life I cannot do

Everyone around me oblivious…
To my pain…
To my struggle too

Always thinking about my mortality…
The day when this disease may take my life

I have so much to live for
My loved ones are my smile

God blessed me with this journey
I do cherish it so…

Tomorrow I will continue on
the fight for my life will go on...

By ~Shannon Boden~

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Tags: 1, diabetes, type

Comment by Shannon Boden on December 29, 2009 at 11:33am
Thank you Sally, glad it touched you... :)
Comment by A. K. Buckroth on December 29, 2009 at 11:34am
Oh my GOSH! Your poem is a summary of my 315-page Autobiography! Phew! Thank you! AK.
Comment by Shannon Boden on December 29, 2009 at 11:43am
LOL! Well there you go...it's all summed up... ;)
Comment by Shannon Boden on December 29, 2009 at 1:54pm
Many thanks to you Danny!
Comment by 1HappyDiabetic on December 29, 2009 at 3:27pm
What Danny Said! Both are amazing
Comment by Shannon Boden on December 29, 2009 at 3:59pm
Thanks 1HappyDiabetic...lol cool name and glad your happy... ;)
Comment by Robyn on December 29, 2009 at 5:11pm
Just wonderful sweetie! You will have a long and beautiful life. xo
Comment by Shannon Boden on December 29, 2009 at 5:22pm
Thank you much Robyn... :)
Comment by Hannah on December 29, 2009 at 6:55pm
thank you for sharing this....you have put words to the feelings I feel everday.........
Comment by Teena on December 29, 2009 at 11:29pm
Beautiful insights Shannon...very inspiring =)


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