FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER
No Sugar Added Poetry
A poem by Rich the Diabetic
Every morning as I wake,
I pray the lord my soul to take.
My elder years, they won’t be fun,
And sometimes I hope I don’t wake to see the sun.
Diabetes, . . . it ain’t that bad,
It’s these damn complications that make me so freakin mad.
Surviving cardiac arrest? That was easy,
But this damn neuropathy is making me crazy!
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever lose my sight,
So far, I’m good, but someday I might?
I’m not afraid of diabetes, that’s the easy part.
What I fear is the future, and this damn body falling apart.
Complications? There are just to many to list.
I just wonder what’s my next diabetes gift?
Liver, kidneys, blindness, which one will it be?
I just don’t know what I’ll do if someday I can’t see.
Fear and diabetes? Yeah they go hand in hand.
But you must let go of fear. Come on! Let’s make a stand!
You must not fear. Fear is the mind killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
You must face your fear, you must permit it to pass over you.
Don’t hold on to your fear man, because fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate, and hate leads to SUFFERING.
A life full of suffering is no way to live,
and I don’t know about you,
but I don’t want to suffer,
So what do we do?
We close our eyes.
We shed one more tear,
then let go of our fear,
and we change our state of mind.
Since thoughts become things,
Lets imagine some wings,
And leave our fear behind.
You can do this, and remember,
Do, or do not. There is no try.
I invite you to visit the following sites for support and information about mental health and diabetes. No Sugar Added Poetry page on TuDiabetes, You Can Do This Project, and Diabetes Hope Conference.