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POEMS









An ostomate needs some forethought

before they turn up at a port.

We need to think ‘border control’

amongst the other rigmarole.


With all those people in one queue,

the customs have a job to do.

And as far as I can tell,

their personnel will do it well.


But think about it from their side

and what some people try to hide.

They swallow stuff within their tums,

and follow that with up their bums.


They’ll try to hide stuff anywhere

and customs find it everywhere.

So is it any wonder if

their sniffer dogs come up to sniff.


The customs take an interest in

what we’ve done and where we’ve been.

Perceptive of a nervous gait,

they may pick on an ostomate.


So if you find that this is you,

then have a mind what you should do.

Before you leave and arrive there,

make sure you properly prepare.


There is no doubt it’s not so hard,

if you get out that little card,

which can explain a lot of things

of what you’ve got and what it brings.


If they are tasked to search you too,

ask for medics to be with you.

Remember that you have the right

to keep your stoma sealed up tight.




















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





BORDER CONTROLS

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