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POEMS









This is a book of poetry

on living with an ostomy.

It tells of troubles and of strife

and other things in osto-life.


For those who don’t have one to show

and therefore cannot hope to know,

some of the verses in this book,

may help you take a closer look.


Most people had their stomas formed,

because their colons were deformed.

Sometimes diseases can be blamed

for making colons get inflamed.


Some say cancer is the worst,

other’s insist it’s cysts that burst.

But prolapses can cause distress,

just like Crohn’s and IBS.


All these things and many more,

may mean a stoma lays in store.

Some people take the surgeon’s knife,

because they want to save their life.


A stoma’s a small price to pay,

to live to see another day,

and those whose stomas are a must,

will find they very soon adjust.


This new appendage on their tum,

takes the place of their old bum.

Then all their faeces comes right out

from this red and rose-like spout.


Then comes the really tricky bit,

when ostomates must manage it.

And from their comments I can tell,

most of them do this quite well.


So all that’s left for me to do

is write some rhyme from me to you.

I’ll show you what a stoma brings

so you may know about these things.

















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





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