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To Die For

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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It occurred to me
as I was sitting here pondering this and that’s,
that being diabetic makes a cliché statement
like, “to die for”  literally true,
if not prophetic.
When placed behind such things as;
that éclair is…
And because I have no éclairs
to die for,
I’m willing to settle for
Cap’n Crunch
and a bowl of ice cream…
And as I slurp down my
heaping bowls of
carbohydrates of deliciousness,
the image of someone trying
to kill themselves
by slitting their wrists
with a butter knife,
is not lost on me.
I O. D. every day.
Not so far as a coma,
I have all my toes
and my eyesight is just fine.
No signs of stroke
and I passed my last stress test.
Ah, who am I kidding?
it is just a matter of time.
I know it is all in my head.
My head is a mess.
I wasn’t doing half bad
before the old man got sick.
Then something just gave in.
It’s the worst
when he goes to bed early
and it’s just me and the TV.
I know I can find
something to make me feel better
and it will always be “to die for.”
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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


1 posted 07-07-2017 10:27 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Oh Lori, I hate that this time of your life is so ups-es-daisy. After his next scan turns out positive, things will turn around for you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 07-07-2017 07:05 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You and me both. Walking has been a saving grace. Thanks. ~L
Poet In Pink
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Hang tough lovely lady and ummmm eat a bowl of ice-cream for me!!!     Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 07-09-2017 05:29 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkysprinkle,
I did have a bowl of ice cream for you this morning at 1:30. Vanilla with chocolate syrup. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!~L
 
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