We Lead

In the wake of a tiring adulthood,
They innocently mistook for a disease,
What the child in us believed,
Was an inspiration that appeased.


They sought wisdom in expressing sorrow,
Thought we’d already lost the battle to follow,
Little did they know we sought the horizon,
Beginning of a hard-earned victory was livened.


An ocean of doubt in their minds ached their hearts,
For we were young to know that truth was harsh,
But we were living the truth and knew too well,
A tale which they’d wait to hear and WE WILL LIVE to tell.


While it was a trending fashion,
To measure knowledge in fractions,
We were reforming lives with strategies,
Achieving the balance on our biological sheets.


Yes, doctors save lives, indeed,
Next to God, they are indeed,
But we know some who nurtured us,
Like God, they helped us save ourselves thus.


Oh how this inspiration of a disease,
Changed our outlook towards life,
Families, we thought, asked questions,
But ours received answers & learnt through our lives.


Oh how the world pitied us,
Unaware of our strengthened gut,
Life for them was merely good and bad days,
Life for us was the sweetness of Type 1 Diabetes.


And with a purpose to live large and help live larger,
Today WE LEAD.


– Pragya Bakshi, Hero with Diabetes!

2 Comments on this article

  • MuslimKapasi June 20, 2016
    Thanks Pragya. And congratulations for winning the 'Hero with Diabetes' award at the UDF event this year. It is an honor to host the video of you taking the award & the beautiful poem you wrote. The world needs inspirational diabetics like you.. here's to your great health & contributions towards inspiring diabetics like me, God bless you!


  • Vipul Mehta August 10, 2016
    Congratulation Pragya


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