Saturday, April 13, 2013

HAWMC Day 13: Playing with Words

All through April, I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge. In addition to my usual posts, I'm going for 30 days of activisty content. Today's prompt: Poetry

Celiac, oh, celiac
Must you make my guts so whack?
Must you steal my energy?
Even when I've been gluten-free?
Why do you make my iron low?
Your brain fog make my thoughts so slow?
Did you have to hit my joints?
Was that all for bonus points?

What'd my villi do to you?
Did you have to eff my teeth up, too?
And make me such a nervous wreck?
All in fun, for you, I expect.

But celiac, I've got news for you.
I've got your number, I sure do.
I can't cure you, not right now.
But I'll fight back, when I figure out how. 

And I'll defeat you, whatever it takes,
With resistance, strength, and many cupcakes.


  1. Awesome poem.
    Awesome blog.
    I love it almost.
    As much as my dog.

    Gluten is evil.
    But we do fine without.
    We all will survive.
    This is not in doubt.

    Keep doing your thing.
    You've got a strong voice.
    Next month is celiac awareness.
    So you've really got no choice.

  2. I love this! It's 4am though so i can't write my response in poetry form like gluten dude :) maybe after coffee...