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POEMS









The worst of times has got to be

when first you find your ostomy.

You can no longer hide away,

it’s on your side and there to stay.


It shakes you to the very core,

and makes you feel that you deplore

the very thing that helped you to

avoid the brink and then pull through.


In those early days you’re stressed

and easily become depressed.

After your stoma comes along,

you start to grow healthy and strong.


If you proceed I feel you’ll find,

this will recede within your mind.

Then you may start to understand,

as you take part and play your hand.


I found life’s game’s not done until,

you’re underground and lying still.

Not much to be hateful for,

but much you can be grateful for.


With experience comes a kind

of recognisance in your mind.

From introspective attitude

onto respect and gratitude.


I ponder problems that I had,

and yonder trouble bad and sad.

I am now grateful to be free

from all that pain and misery.


It’s not just all the things you’ve got,

but must include the grot you’ve not.

I now conclude my attitude

tries to exude my gratitude.




















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





GRATITUDE

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