Ode to a Perfect Pancreas

I hadn’t realised just how much my pancreas did for me until it stopped working properly and I became a Type 1 diabetic. What a thing of beauty a fully-working pancreas is!


Ode to a Perfect Pancreas

Oh Pancreas, perfect Pancreas,

Oh will you please be mine?

And let me feel the touch of your

Secretions endocrine?

My own dear pancreas failed me

And has left me in the lurch

What can I do to make you mine

And end my ceaseless search?

I love your Islets of Langerhans,

Suffused with treasured stores

Of beta cells, all working well,

A credit to their cause!

The insulin that you put forth,

Oh! If it only could

Restrict the upper limits of

The sweetness in my blood!

You’d be the organ of my dreams,

I’d always treat you well,

And if I could I’d lavish love

On each and every cell!

Oh please, O perfect pancreas,

Your functioning’s divine,

So let me be the one for you –

Your Type 1 Valentine!

Love it!

love your poem, oh how i wish a perfect pancreas would be my Valentine.

Sweet Blood

I love it. (Let me know if your wooing works.) :wink:

haha that’s great!

so sweet :slight_smile:

I LOVE IT!!! IT MADE ME CRY!!! :slight_smile:

Ha, Brilliant!

lol this is great!

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments, I’m so pleased you enjoyed my poem! This poem is to be published in Diabetes UK’s magazine ‘Balance’ this month. There is a lot more of my poetry at http://diabetespoetry.blogspot.com

Aweome poem!

Wow. That’s terrific. Bravo!

Beautiful! I love it! Thank you for expressing our feelings so eloquently, I will definitely check out your other poems.

hahaha that made my day.

i will look at this alot all my life–it is true for all time—not just Valentines day