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Although I am an ostomist

I think I’m still an optimist.

Within my verses I will tell

why I’m convinced all will be well.


I feel that it should be explained

how my life has been regained.

Then I think that you might see

why I like my ostomy.


It might be genes that predestines

the problems with our intestines.

Or perchance it was just fate

that I became an ostomate.


I never sought to lay the blame

for what I was or then became.

There’s many things that can go wrong

for me, it’s this that came along.


With optimism I foresaw

that though I had no life before

if when it came, I took the chance

then I would see my life advance.


I had the operation done

and felt I was the only one.

I quickly learned that I was not

for many more knew what was what.


With me they would communicate

and helped me live with my new fate.

With serious and light-hearted word

they made this thing seem less absurd.


I listened to their wise words well

and thought that they had much to tell.

‘So what!’ - if I’m an ostomist

I can still be an optimist.













 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013







POEMS

AN OPTIMISTIC OSTOMIST