Your browser does not support script


Hot Sections...

  Loc. News 0
  Events 144
  Poetry 645


  Adults 79
  Military 2
  Teens 0
  New Posts 2


  Adult 17
  Family 6
  Teen 2
  College 1
  Military 2
  Recovery 0

  Clergy 14

  Shops 2

  Services 12

  Notices 1

Local Web...

  EGroups 5
  Resources 0
  Activists 0

Total Area Resources

Sponsors 3

 Page: Profile: Poetry   Total Views: 16,134,111  

Poem Specs

VxPoem ID: 18614


Posted: December 17th. 2005 5:00:46 AM

Views: 2444

Count Your Blessings

by Phronesus Disegno

Age Group: Adult

Did you know I am diabetic?
As of now, over 23 years
I take insulin many times each day
And you'll never see me in tears.

And I hear of all of these problems
Psychologial issues and more
Would you believe I have my own
Just to live, I must make the score

Oh no, to myself I'm not sorry
And yes, it's hard to just live
But it's every day of my life
To myself, healing is to give

To the youngsters I will support
For they ARE so very hard trying
But adults, to me they must prove
That there's more in the pan still frying

And the ones who are striving so hard
Are the ones I admire the most
They will face the truth of it all
Never haunted by a pitiful ghost

And the ones who learn as they go
To them I give full attention
For they are the ones who will know
All the things I may or may not mention

And the ones who are trying so hard
Are the ones I will love the most
They remind me of my situation
Which is truth, but I'll never boast

And it matters not if they're crazy
Or if they are perfectly sane
The ones who will help themselves
Are the ones my attention will gain

The ones who just want understanding
And the ones who will learn as they go
A friend I will be to survivors
To the ones who simply just "know"

Now you know I am diabetic
All these years I am still alive
And I honor all of my friends
Who for life will continue to strive.

Author's Notes: Don't feel sorry for me, don't you even dare. I almost died several times, in 1983, in 1985, in 1988, in 1994, in 1997, in 2001, and again in 2003, and again this month, December 2005. I have no intention of dying, and I'll fight it no matter how difficult it becomes over the years. I have soft, supple skin, even in my extremeties, and I don't even use Oil of Olay... So there! Are you jealous? Good. You'll get over it. ;-)

It's about time I mentioned it, not even my best friend knows. I mean, he and many others know of my diabetic condition and what to do about it in an emergency, but few know of the occasions I have been one or two nights in the hospital. I don't bother to tell them. I'm not done yet. But each time I get a little closer... that ordeal in 2003 was a doozie, I tell ya'.

I get irritated with some people who are perfectly healthy, and want to end their life. They haven't counted their blessings, maybe they just never learned how. Thanks to a sociologist friend of mine, I can see that perspective.

But I am alive, once again, and it's a helluva lot more than I could do otherwise. Bullsh*t with the alternative. I'm not done yet. And I'm back home. It didn't even interfere with my job, because it happened on a weekend... imagine that... :-) No one realizes how important health insurance can be, until they need it. ;-)

Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
More Poems: Phronesus Disegno has posted 630 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Phronesus Disegno - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...

Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales

To send a private email message to Phronesus Disegno...

Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.

Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.

State/Country flags created by and are used with permission

Pagan Essays

Pagan Web
8,000 Links

Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.

80,000 Profiles

Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops

Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2019 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections
(including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.)
are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc.
TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Log in...

Your Email:


Stay In?

Create Account

GET Password

GET Help

Poem Search


The Pagan Web