Tackling celiac with a sense of humor is an absolute must.
A fellow celiac who was just diagnosed wrote a poem to gluten and she shared it with me on Facebook.
I simply love it. And so I’m sharing it with you.
That’s how the internet works
Goodbye, My Friend
Cookies, cake, and pie I ate
With gusto and abandon.
Danish and croissants on my plate,
My almost constant companion.
Spaghetti, rice and oatmeal, too,
I love it all the same.
And if I gained a pound or two,
I knew just who to blame.
But now my friend, you’ve made me frown,
Our time together has ended.
It seems that you have let me down.
My stomach you have offended.
Gluten, why did you do me this way?
Why do we have to part?
I’ve been in love with you forever and a day.
You’ve gone and broke my heart.
And so, my friend, I say goodbye
To all that I held dear.
And turn my back, lest you see me cry,
Our break up is quite clear.
I just might find I have a waist,
And small(er) my butt may get.
But you dear Gluten, are being erased.
I must try very hard to forget.
I look ahead to gluten free days,
Whatever that may bring.
As I come up out of my gluten haze,
To start a new beginning.