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I find that rhyming verse is best
to help me get things off my chest.
So I might write some moans and groans
about the crap that’s known as Crohn's.
They tell me it’s abdominal,
but I say it’s abominable.
Coping with the awful pain,
and hoping it’s not all in vain.
Diarrhoea is often chronic,
but not bound to be colonic.
Sometimes faeces in full flood,
can contain a load of blood.
Crohn's can create dyspepsia,
accompanied by nausea,
and constipation might amass,
along with swelling from the gas.
Absorbing nutrients is hard.
You must always be on guard.
There is little can frustrate,
as much as a great loss of weight.
With Crohn's there’s no immunity,
and therefore no impunity.
Because Crohn's leads to so much strife,
it does affect your way of life.
Crohn's disease and its progression
may well lead one to depression.
Life’s quality becomes diminished
to the point where you feel finished.
Despite discomforts of the Crohn's,
most resist the moans and groans
and the great trait that I admire
is that they manage and aspire.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
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