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Childhood Days I’d heap spoonfuls of sugar in my tea I wouldn’t drink it without it you see That sweet syrupy drink Wasn’t poured down the sink Every single drop was supped up by me! Adulthood Dad’s diabetes made me think - Did I need to sweeten my drink So I cut sugar out And I don’t have a doubt I’m slimmer and I’m in the pink Contest: Two Lenses Sponsor Sara Kendrick 02~20~16

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Date: 3/5/2016 4:51:00 AM
Nice win
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/5/2016 6:04:00 PM
Thanks Linda:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/29/2016 9:01:00 AM
Thank you for participating in my contest “Two Lenses”..It was an honor to read your entry..Sara..Diabetes has hit both my husband and myself plus two of our children..One child is fighting it tooth and nail by keeping her weight down and not eating nor drinking much sugar..I think that inheritance plays the biggest role in developing it..Sara
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Date: 2/29/2016 11:57:00 AM
Thanks for your lovely comment Sara:-) my father developed diabetes late in life but I am conscious it can be inherited so I do try to be careful:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/28/2016 7:54:00 AM
Haha! Great write Jan. You may not take sugar in your tea but your words are still syrupy... Lots of love and hugs, Bobby
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Date: 2/28/2016 9:25:00 AM
Thanks Bobby:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/28/2016 3:13:00 AM
Congratulations, Jan!!! another feather in your cap:) hugs // paul
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Date: 2/28/2016 9:25:00 AM
Thanks Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/27/2016 8:01:00 PM
Hey Jan ... this will be a great entry, I think, and I used to do the same thing. We always had sweet iced tea in the fridge, but after awhile, I started taking it plain (and hot), and found the sweet tea a bit overwhelming.
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Date: 2/28/2016 9:25:00 AM
I have not taken sugar in my drinks for many years and have reduced the amount of sugar in my baking too not that I bake much these days since son went to uni:-) hugs janxx
Date: 2/27/2016 5:22:00 PM
Such a great before and after 'lense', Jan! Carries words of wisdom and nicely written. Congrats on your First Place win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/27/2016 5:45:00 PM
Thanks so much Sandra it was a unique idea Sara came up with and I enjoyed the challenge:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/27/2016 4:55:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! Excellent entry. Good advice too.
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Date: 2/27/2016 5:09:00 PM
Many thanks Susan:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/26/2016 9:21:00 AM
Great job on the Limerick, Jan. My parents never had sugar sweets when I was growing up , and I have it all over my kids tease me. Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 2/26/2016 9:31:00 AM
Thanks so much Eve - I still use sugar but not in tea and i have cut down the amount I put in when I bake:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/22/2016 7:46:00 PM
G'day Jan ... two great limericks Jan with plenty to think about on our diet - Lindsay
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Date: 2/23/2016 6:00:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/22/2016 4:43:00 PM
Jan. I too am diabetic, but I haven't been on any medication (including insulin) for five years. I eat reasonable and walk a lot. Thanks for the two limericks, smoothly written right to the end./ M
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Date: 2/22/2016 4:54:00 PM
So glad you have it under control Maurice - dad had type 2 diabetes and managed to keep it in check with medication:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/22/2016 11:47:00 AM
well I, too, don't indulge in the sweets....but only because toothaches are no treat....they cause so much pain....but you just can't complain....because only you decide what you eat....very insightful write jan....lots of my family members have diabetes.....
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Date: 2/22/2016 11:56:00 AM
Amazingly my dad had diabetes but still ate everything he shouldn't and his blood sugar level remained fine!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/22/2016 11:22:00 AM
I have a good friend with diabetes but it is not the end of the world. The sweets are so tempting but there are many things we can use in place of sugar. Excellent Limerick Jan. Keep posting the pics
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:12:00 PM
I agree Tim:-) In the past I have been criticised for posting pictures but as a PM we can use the facility and I don't think one picture detracts from a poem:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/22/2016 5:58:00 AM
A wonderful limerick, Jan. Best of luck in the contest. T.J
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:09:00 PM
Thanks for your support TJ:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/21/2016 5:41:00 PM
I started laughing from the title. But when i got to the poem, i had to stop and think. And think really hard 'cos of the mirror that stood before me. Thank you!
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:09:00 PM
Thanks Njeri I had fun with the title but wanted to write on a serious subject:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/21/2016 4:35:00 PM
Well done. Love the pun.
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:08:00 PM
:-) thanks Jean:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/21/2016 10:03:00 AM
GREAT job, Jan. Though I bet you don't really hate sugar today, now do you? You should have seen ME with the sugar in childhood. I'd have made a diabetic swoon.
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:08:00 PM
I still have sweet things especially chocolate and cakes lol but I reduced from 2 heaped spoonfuls to zero in my tea and I don't miss it one bit:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/21/2016 8:19:00 AM
I am so sorry I have not been around. Nothing serious but I have been ill. Still I thought it was time to visit my little sister. Great poetry as always. A Fav. Love you, Armand.
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:04:00 PM
Aww Armand stay strong my friend:-) love and hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/21/2016 7:49:00 AM
Excellent take on this Two Lenses theme, Jan. At the same time you are passing a healthy message which is not to be ignored. Very recently my friend died, a few days before he was meant to have his leg amputated. ~ Hugs // paul
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:03:00 PM
Thanks for adding that comment Paul. We have a friend he has had both feet amputated and has lost his sight simply because he would not follow his diet - people do not seem to realise how serious diabetes can be if they do not follow a sensible diet:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 6:52:00 PM
As a diabetic with a mother who was a wonderful cook, I celebrate your interesting poem!
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:04:00 PM
Thanks for adding your comment Thomas:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 4:02:00 PM
When I saw the title I was oh la la, but you did it again, you fooled me!!! LOL Great write!
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:06:00 PM
You know me i love my titles:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 2:31:00 PM
Very good , Jan. I would never have thought to do a Limerick with this.
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:06:00 PM
Thanks James:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 1:49:00 PM
Jan, great job with a non-humorous subject matter....hugs 4 u my friend, :), jill
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Date: 2/22/2016 12:07:00 PM
Thanks Jill:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 11:02:00 AM
You truly have done this so well Jan, enjoyed both, and the message also,,good luck in contest.
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Date: 2/20/2016 12:20:00 PM
Thanks Harry - my dad was diagnosed with diabetes many years ago - in fact today it is a year since he died but sadly it was cancer that caused his death! :-)hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 10:47:00 AM
Good job - you were inspired and I sure like it ... CayCay
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Date: 2/20/2016 12:20:00 PM
Thanks CayCay:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2016 10:31:00 AM
This is fantastic, dear Jan!! All the best in the contest!! :D :D
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Date: 2/20/2016 12:21:00 PM
Thanks so much Sneha:-) hugs Jan xx