Wondering often – the question “Why?”
And fighting back the urge to cry
The ostrich is shy to take a stand
And keeps his head – below the sand …
Angry that money – health – vacations
Are spent on endless complications
Knowing that “someday” is just a tease
He’s unwillingly caring for his “disease.”
Help this ostrich lift his head
Cure him now … before he’s dead!
Insulin shots weren’t meant to be
Anybody’s destiny.
Carefree living soaring high
Life that’s more than “not to die”
With heart afire … and motive pure …
Each diabetic – seeks the cure.

Jen Smallin received a new pancreas and kidney in June 1993
at the University of California – Davis Medical Center