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When I first had an ostomy,

an anger burst came over me.

There’s nothing I could do anew

as something in that anger grew.


Like the spores of any fungus,

anger’s always there among us.

When once it shows and starts to grow,

it has an exponential flow.


It waits until the climate’s right,

then strikes at us with all its might.

So on the whole it takes its toll

and mushrooms way out of control.


It spread around my tiny brain

like dry rot in the ground with rain.

Seeping along through every crack,

I think it’s gone but it creeps back.


Anger’s such a strong emotion,

causing chaos and commotion.

It toys with us and makes us tense

and can destroy our common sense.


The curse of anger’s happenstance

can be much worse with circumstance.

And as a stoma’s an ordeal

that makes anger feel more real.


I think most of my anger was

directed back at me, because

my stoma took control of me

and that’s not the way it ought to be.


But now I’m in control of it

and calculated the profit.

I’ve balanced that with what it’s cost

and think I’ve gained more than I lost.
















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

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