Bitter side of Sweet

diabetes 3

“Malady of the rich” you once were called

Our ignorance, perhaps, but just the same

For yes with the “haves” you pitched your tent

With “have nots” too but in Oblivion


Unbeknownst to us, a lifestyle thing

Of pies and fries, of bakes and cakes

High salt, high sugar, extremes, I’d say

Of sit and stare, no efforts, no sweat


Sometimes they say, I’m predisposed

My genes, my race, my gender and age

All strange English, I must admit

Can I have my life back please!


You’re huge, an institution, an industry I think

There’s special doctors too for you

Endocrinologists they’re called

Bagging honors over some sorry state


Of amputations, and stroke and heart disease

Of eye trouble, a veritable gateway you are

I hear you have a fresh new name

“The bitter side of sweet,” it’s called.


16 responses to “Bitter side of Sweet

  1. Mama mia, this makes a whole world of sense! An ‘amazeball’! You’ve really got this going on gurl! The bitter side of sweet, what irony! You reallly did well to inform your audience ’bout that dreaded disease with these few lines of poetry! Now this, is impressive, very! Bravo!

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