Tag Archives: insulin

WE JUST HAVE TO SMILE…!

WE JUST HAVE TO SMILE…!

Any smile I’m wearing is wry,

Making mistakes–don’t know why–

Sent a phone call the wrong way

Deathly silence I might pay,

Gotta take it a strp at a time–or try!

Not neglecting myself is wisdom,

In following steps I’ve missed some…

Taking insulin and test

Seems to be the best

Options if I’m going to win some.

–Jonathan Caswell

TEMPER TANTRUM

TEMPER TANTRUM

(Opinion…presented calmly!)

In the morning serving her needs,

He never got the insulin on time…

So when after lunch driving hope

He blew up without reason and rhyme.

The pressure got too great for things in sight

And what she insisted to talk about,,,

He couldn’t handle much if any more,

So it came exploding all out!

The guttural roar scratching his throat

Accompanied by a shaking of the wheel…

Loosed expletives and impassioned bitter claims

That she rarely cared how he’d feel.

They drove on home and he helped her out

Of the car and said, clean it yourself…

He went in, got extra insulin

And waited til she came in herself.

When she did, he then lay down

To rest while his insulin took hold…

Got up in time to make supper for them,

Rushing to work before he got too old.

Anyone who claims they’re patient all the time,

Never having had an angry cry….

Must be from some impossible world

Or they have flat-out lied!

–Jonathan Caswell

FISH CAKES AND COLD PIZZA

FISH CAKES AND COLD PIZZA

Gastronomic delights

Fortify my nights…

Catch as catch can

For mortal man,

Whatever comes into sight!

Sampled kitchen leftovers,

Manicotti…over and over…

The overcooked sauce

I considered loss,

But then, I’m a late-night drover.

I took my insulin

And shoveled more food in…

Cold fish cakes and stuff

Were more than enough

To keep me from wearing thin.

Oh yeah, I do have an apple,

Another “cold” food to grapple…

Prob’ly going home,

Under my car dome

While finishing a bottle of SNAPPLE*.

–Jonathan Caswell

* SNAPPLE…an American brand of bottled  and flavored ice tea

BREAK IN CHAIN

BREAK IN CHAIN*

The diabetic ran out

Of his particular kind…

Had to punt with what was available,

And that didn’t ease his mind.

Figuring out a dose

Takes guesswork for sure…

Trying to do what must suffice

To avoid a hospital tour.

A diabetic friend

He hears is cheating badly…

Another with a death wish,

Unless turned–ends sadly!

Payday is today,

The patient can get his swag…

He has his insulin

And his problems are in the bag.

–Jonathan Caswell

* Chain of supply

DIABETIC DUMBBELL

DIABETIC DUMBBELL

 

His wife as he was leaving, said,

“Remember, use your head…

Don’t overindulge

Growing your bulge,

I don’t you showing up dead.”

He went out with a grin

And proceeded to give in…

Went for his sack

To inject on track,

Had forgotten his insulin!

He’d left it there on the table

So was unable…

To correct

And deflect

The levels his eating enabled.

The moral of the story here

Is medically abundantly clear…

Take along your full kit

Or you’re done for it,

When you’ve had too much cheer!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

I AM RESPONSIBLE…!

I AM RESPONSIBLE…FOR MY HEALTH!

 

When I come home grouchy and fly

Off handles, “sugar” is high…

My wife knows to stay

Out of my way,

Until I’m not so “high”.

If schedules are out of whack,

I suffer the greater impact…

I’ll complain and moan

When I get home,

Doing any minimal act.

I should test at seven or eight

PM, regularly on each date…

An insulin shot

Given on the dot,

My body appreciates!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

SUGAR FREE BRAINS

SUGAR FREE BRAINS

An episode of Dr. Oz
Pointed to a cause…
Why “sugar free” brains
Saw largely weight gains,
Information that should give us pause.

I couldn’t stay for the whole show
For to work I had to go…
Artificial sweeteners
Like sugar with spurs,
Hypercharged sugar hunger so!

The signals sent to the brain
Of super sweetness the soda contained…
Blasts out insulin
And desire taking in,
Lots of sugar for all that insulin gain.

That signal with dire prediction
Is sent to the center for addiction…
Like drugs or alcohol
It can take over all
Intent to lose weight by conviction!

Resolution—-according to Oz,
Was to use less artificials for cause….
Substitute natural media
Like guava and stevia,
In home-made brews with less flaws!

–Jonathan Caswell
***DR. OZ is a popular daytime TV program on various stations starring the person with the same name.

PARTY POOPER

PARTY POOPER

 

He really shouldn’t complain,

But he will, just the same…

It was too loud

And a rowdy crowd,

With nobody exact to blame.

He’s younger than most residents,

And feels a certain precedence…

Remembering when

He entertained “them”,

With what he sees now as effervescence.

“Romper Room” was never his show,

But he’s glad that some residents go…

For sticks or a drum

And maracas played some,

To keep time to not sing too slow.

The meal was very good,

Five dollars a head, it should…

Still have listed nutrition,

MSG suspicion

 Calming fears of those whom it would.

Being on the receiving end

Of “elder” entertainment by friends…

Poorly thought of by him

‘Cause he needed insulin,

Just the way his disposition tends!

 

—Jonathan Caswell