Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In My House By Me

I have dabbled in poetry for years. On rough nights I write D poems.

Tonight we had a bad site. We also had pasta for dinner. I saw a 350. Then a 39. It inspired me to write.

"In my house the "medicine" that could save you, could kill you. In my house juice box saves lives. In my house parents never sleep. In my house our days are measured in numbers. In my house my child must be an adult. In my house we dread bedtime. In my house blood is shed every day. In my house this is the norm.

Type 1 lives in my house."



15 comments:

Amy said...

In your house you have an intruder you cannot extrude. We have him, too, at our home. He sucks!!!!

stacie said...

so sad but true!

Reyna said...

In my house my son's life depends on what can also kill him.

In my house needle after needle after needle is a way of life.

In my house we are living with type 1 diabetes.

So...SORRY....Lex for your craptastic night. xoxo

Toucan Scraps said...

thank you for sharing this poem with us.

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

In my house snacks must be weighed and counted before they are eaten.

In my house playing isn't spontaneous, it must be planned for and sometimes limited or not done at all.

In my house sleeping through the night isn't an option because it could mean my child doesn't wake up.

In my house there is an underlying fear but the ever presence of a God who can carry us through anything.


We all live in the 'same' house and I'm so very thankful for all the wonderful roommates!!

Scott Strange said...

Powerful imagery... you d-moms have been tearing me up the last couple of days

Penny said...

So sorry about the lousy night Lex and J. D lives here too, he's quite an uninvited houseguest these days.

Wendy said...

Awesome.

Beautiful.

Moving.

Amazing.

xoxoxo

I'm so thankful to have friends like you to make the night terrors in this house a little lighter.

htimm=) said...

Beautiful words Lex. I'm glad I am not alone in this nightmare. <3

Sarah said...

What a stinker of a night. I know that overwhelming feeling of dread, I can not wait for Isaac to give up naps so that it's cut down to at least just once a day where we're battling numbers. Hope today is better :)

Lora said...

man girl... this is spreading through FB like cRaZy!!! I would share what goes on at my house but someone might think I need to be committed :/ <3 ya!

Hallie said...

Love this! Well.... Hate this. But u know....

Beautiful! Just like you and your cutie patooties!!

I also really like how people have added to it... So cool!

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

OMG - I've been seeing this on FB all day! WTF - you wrote it? I love it!

Hey - people should be giving you credit. This is so great. Well, it sucks but it's great. Oh shit - you know what I mean!

LOVE!

Kris said...

Couldn't have said it better myself.

You are one amazing D mama!

Jen said...

Lex-you should SERIOUSLY consider writing and publishing a book of D poetry. You've got TALENT!

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