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Remember Me

September 19, 2009
By MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
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Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

Underneath the scabs and scars,
Is a child wishing on a lucky star.
Wishing for some miracle,
Trying to escape the serene hysterical.
All of us here have accepted the truth,
That this is our lives, and we are everyday being renewed.
But you can’t help but to remember that child in the photographs,
And that smile that always shone back,
Can you recall the child that never hesitated,
And wouldn’t dare let a piece of candy be wasted?
Now the past is in our eyes,
Wishing for our old lives.
The one without the needles, shots, and tears,
I miss those easy years.
Now I have experienced more,
And I know that life’s hard to endure.
We ride the days of highs and lows,
That’s just the way our lives go.
No matter what is thrown in our paths,
We have each other to make sure we don’t collapse,
Under that load,
That will make our optimism erode.
When we are together, we click and connect,
Sharing the tales of the obstacles we’ve trekked.
The support is an utter necessity,
Nothing else fully helps me.
Even when the doctors shake their head no,
We will forever have our hope.
We may have been frail and weak in the past,
But we are moving towards the conclusion very fast.
I am a new person wrapped in care and love,
I am a symbol of bravery taking a bow.
So, remember me for who I was,
But also for who I am now.

The author's comments:
This is a poem I wrote for my Type 1 Diabetes support group. This piece doesn't even come close to my true feelings about my diabetes. In short, having this disease hurts.

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This article has 4 comments.

SAM.D BRONZE said...
on Jul. 25 2010 at 7:51 pm
SAM.D BRONZE, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"it's all good" =)

hi :) i would like to say that i dont even have type 1 diabetes or any medical condition like that; & i can't say that i have any idea what it's really like; but i can clearly feel your pain & you did an excellent job writing this because i still feel like i can relate, although not for the same reason. very well written!

on Feb. 14 2010 at 11:14 pm
bamboom212 PLATINUM, Chestnut Ridge, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The truth with a bad intent, is worse than any lie you can ever invent."
"You are smarter than you think. You are stronger than you look. You are braver than you feel."

very deep. i luvv it ;) the best 2 me is how ur confidence is shown through ur article. u keep ur head held high. best of luck 2 u. amazing job!

StarsMoon said...
on Nov. 26 2009 at 8:44 pm
StarsMoon, Lehi, Utah
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i dont have some disease or illness hurting me, breaking me, but i know just how you feel.

I want u to know ur not alone; not everybody feels the way u do, but everyone knows heartache.

keep strong, smile when ur least expecting it, and always try to be happy.

I know im a complete stranger, and this might not mean anything to u, but I wanted u to know. :)

<3 someone who knows and cares <3

on Oct. 2 2009 at 6:03 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
24 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

This is a piece I wrote in less than five minutes. It hurt very much after I reread it, still denying the fact that I have this disease called Type 1 Diabetes. It...hurts. I think that maybe, maybe somehow I will wake up one morning, and be okay. Be free. But I won't be. I know that. And it kills me.