#DblogWeek: Poetry Tuesday – Needle


drops onto the worn, deep groove

Top of the Billboard for years, but

we can’t dance to it

Volume turned down or cranked up to shatter the windows,

it is cacophony that never ceases,

even in slumber, it blares in our heads

The bass rumbles in your soul

shaking our bodies apart slowly in time

Change the station and it’s the same Musak

only some of us can hear

This is the rhythm of our life,

skipping and stuck

until the needle is lifted.




This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes. After you’ve posted it on your blog, share it on the No Sugar Added® Poetry page on TuDiabetes, and read what others have shared there as well!

  1. Absolutely brilliant! I can just see the vinyl there, skipping along… such a visual, paint-a-picture poem the way any poem should be. And hey: I think some of us are like vinyl records in our D-Life soundtrack… But hey, at least we can get the beauty of vinyl and new CDs and Spotify all at the same time! 😉

  2. Superb imagery. Thank you for writing this!

  3. Oh so appropriate…seems a lot of us have similar themes of repeating…I could never imagine why that might be 🙂

  4. Wow. This is so deep and fantastic that you’ve kind of left me speechless. (Not an easy thing to do with a blabbermouth like me . . . . )

  5. Wow, so meaningful and eloquent. I echo the comments above. Well done!

  6. Obviously, you have a lot more experience with poetry, because this is fantastic. I’m totally ready to have the needle lifted.

  7. I really like this. What lovely imagery. Thanks!

  8. This is solid poetry. I love it. Also, I’m ready for the next track. This DJ sucks.

  9. Understanding the metaphor and imagery in this poem makes me proud to have grown up (partially) in the vinyl age…even if it also was the pee-in-a-test-tube age. (Thanks for omitting the imagery of that!)

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