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Thyku Some might call this a Haiku, at Dear Thyroid, Mike Calls it a Thyku

Post Published: 21 September 2009
Category: Thyku
This post currently has 16 responses. Leave a comment

I once knew your name
fog, confusion run amok
two plus two is what?

twenty-three point five
my TSH was that day
I was diagnosed

looks in the mirror
I feel very frustrated
strange man, who are you?

full glass of water
a river carries you down
my little blue friend

yesterday smooth now
craters, pits, ridges on my
lunar fingernails

butterfly went bye
I wish I could miss you but
you don’t matter much

alpha and beta
gamma radiation too
damage has been done

no July heat wave
nor summer fire can thaw the
winter in my feet

just before it went
completely flat, my thyroid
gave me a spare tire

important meeting
must impress vice president
“Hi my name is… … …uhm… …???”

if I take my pill
each day, do I have to buy
salt with iodine?

run a mile and then
eat my veggies and no fat
I gain seven pounds

(Bio) Mike has the nobody-knows-why-type of hypothyroidism for at least the last 9.5 years.   He’s only 36 now, but feels 63.

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16 Responses to “Thyku Some might call this a Haiku, at Dear Thyroid, Mike Calls it a Thyku”

  1. Kathy says:

    Three syllables for you.. I LOVE THIS!

  2. Bee says:

    Mike…I’d like to try your meds—they apparently allow you to carry a continuous stream of thought from beginning to end. I’m jealous,thyboy!

  3. Erin says:

    This was great, Mike! I also have the nobody-knows-why-type of hypothyroidism and I like the way you wrote that.

  4. Robyn says:

    Mike has real talent
    Even my sick thyroid smiled
    You just made my day

  5. Loved this…. thank you, brought a smile to my face and understanding that is shared to my heart.

  6. Zari says:

    Very nice little Thyku

  7. Pam says:

    Great job, Mike! We share your pain. I was about the same age (my late 20s) when I first started developing hyperT symptoms.

    Be well,

  8. Susan says:

    Great poem and so true. Keep them coming.

  9. Curious Carol says:

    Wow! That’s actually a good poem! Sorry, didn’t expect to see actual poetry, although the writing here by Liz and Katie is wonderful. I should have suspected they’d attract talent.

    Nice job, Mike, keep plugging.

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