Say No More

Today’s topic on Diabetes Blog Week is to write about our Fantasy Diabetes Device. The one item we’d love to see developed to make the care and treatment of diabetes better, easier, simpler, less painful. You name it. The sky’s the limit. Here is my fanciful wish:

 

Say no more

 

Say no more,
Say no more.

These are pretty neat things,
I would say if I’m asked,
And the things that they do
Well…they seem up to the task.

But if I had my way,
I would tell you this much,
I would toss out those names
In one alphabet bunch.

I’d start over from scratch, with every last one.
I’d make it my job… dare I say, my mission
That every last one of those needful devices,
Would get a new name…a kinder edition.

Take Test Strip for instance…just for example,
After a spin through the Name Fixer-Upper,
The word it spits out so cheerfully better.
Now call it a Bodiddly Beandip Whopper?

Or look at this meter and alcohol swab,
Down the word chute they go… now up on the lever
The names that pop up on this dandy Name Namer
Could be Bartle or Bob and a Cootie-free Cleaner.

And who ever heard of an infusion set,
Who didn’t think first and foremost about it,
That an object of such animosity
Would serve us much better if we just called it Mit.

Finally there’s a thing called an Animas Ping—
Wait a minute just now… that’s not really so bad.
But pairing it up with the surname One Touch?
How about we lighten it up with Do-dad.

I hope you see now, it all makes perfect sense,
A machine that names names without any offense.
There is one more item I feel is amiss
Instead of a painfully sharp pointy prick,
I wish lancets would render a butterfly kiss.

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4 Responses to Say No More

  1. Mike Hoskins May 19, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Wow, Steve. Poetry? Totally your thing, just like the rest of the writing you’ve posted. Love this, and I’m completely on board with this renaming device. Awesome idea, so very creative. Thanks for this!

  2. Kerri. May 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    I really, really love this. 🙂

  3. Tim Brand May 18, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    I like, you should write more poetry. Do-hicky is a good name too. lol

  4. shannon May 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    mmmbeandip. fanciful and smile-making. thank you. 🙂

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