I hadn’t realised just how much my pancreas did for me until it stopped working properly and I became a Type 1 diabetic. What a thing of beauty a fully-working pancreas is!

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Ode to a Perfect Pancreas

Oh Pancreas, perfect Pancreas,

Oh will you please be mine?

And let me feel the touch of your

Secretions endocrine?

My own dear pancreas failed me

And has left me in the lurch

What can I do to make you mine

And end my ceaseless search?

I love your Islets of Langerhans,

Suffused with treasured stores

Of beta cells, all working well,

A credit to their cause!

The insulin that you put forth,

Oh! If it only could

Restrict the upper limits of

The sweetness in my blood!

You’d be the organ of my dreams,

I’d always treat you well,

And if I could I’d lavish love

On each and every cell!

Oh please, O perfect pancreas,

Your functioning’s divine,

So let me be the one for you –

Your Type 1 Valentine!

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Tags: Type1, ValentinesDay, poetry

Comment by LisaLou on February 18, 2010 at 12:31pm
Wow. That's terrific. Bravo!
Comment by Robin M on February 18, 2010 at 4:34pm
Beautiful! I love it! Thank you for expressing our feelings so eloquently, I will definitely check out your other poems.
Comment by laurenc873 on February 19, 2010 at 2:16pm
hahaha that made my day.
Comment by Rhonda Fugate on March 22, 2010 at 12:05am
i will look at this alot all my life--it is true for all time---not just Valentines day

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