Diabetes, by Danny Kemp.

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My legs won’t walk, my lungs can’t breathe.

Soon I’ll be crawling along on my knees.

My head is swimming, my eyes are weak.

I have no wish to try to speak.


My mouth is dry, my tongue is on fire.

I want to sleep. I have no other desire.

I wake ever hour with a need to pee,

But I must drink gallons of water. What’s happening to me?


I’m dizzy through lack of sleep,

I almost fall over, I’m now that weak.

My brain has slowed to a minute pace.

Thoughts of mine no longer can I trace.


Diabetes is an illness,

That’s debilitating and cruel.

It creeps up on you,

When you least expect it to!


© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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6 Responses to Diabetes, by Danny Kemp.

  1. Diabetes and infections are serious. Take care of yourself!

  2. kcg1974 says:

    Danny, work with your doctor to keep in good control. So hard it is, I know. Your poem is right on target. Not fair in life. Be strong. Blessings to you.

  3. Take Care Of You Danny!! 🙂

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