“When I was nine,
I was diagnosed with
an irregular heartbeat.
I was prescribed beta blockers,
which had the side effect of
turning my skin green.
Looking like Shrek’s little sister
at school wasn’t the easiest thing.”
Jessie J


I cannot have coffee
I cannot have tea
I cannot have soda
Not even sweet chocolate
These treats are deadly to me

I cannot have Rockstar
I cannot have Red Bull
I cannot have Bomba
Not Blast or Full Throtle
Not even an ounce

Why do you ask
Not an ounce of these drinks
Why not even a drop
Because I’d get dizzy and nausea’s
Then would most likely pass out

Oh how awful you say
To be me
And not be allowed to drink
Even green tea
Oh how awful how awful it must be
To be me

It’s not really as bad as you think
I don’t miss the coffee, tea and soda
Or all the power energy drinks
But chocolate I do miss the most
Because chocolate is pure ecstasy

You see, all these drinks and these treats
Were removed from my diet
Not because of taste or bad habits
But because my heart just can’t take it
You see I have a case of tachycardia

Tachycardia is caused
When something disrupts
Normal electrical impulses
Impulses that control the rate
of your heart’s pumping action

So I live without some of
Life’s little pleasures
Many things that can cause
My heart rate to sky-rocket
My heart rate to pitter and patter

By:  J R

Shine On

3 thoughts on “Tachycardia

  1. That was a thought provoking poem, JR. It really touched me. Is that about your life? It is not easy most of all for a young person to not join others in their “habits”. But on the other hand you are a strong person to be strict – because you must. In many ways you are much healthier than the coffein, sugar, and alcohol lovers.

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