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Some may start a fascination
at the art of irrigation,
as they feel the fag and fuss
that having bags can bring to us.
Bags seem to sag with all the weight,
and drags on bags can irritate.
Then all that getting to the loo,
when you have better things to do.
Although a bag’s expedient,
they’re all so inconvenient.
They fill up at the worst of times,
and spill out when they burst sometimes.
Bags need the type of attention
that can lead to hypertension.
I must confess that this process
just creates mess and great distress.
I feel the times I used a bag
was an ordeal and such a fag.
I needed something different,
a thing to keep me tolerant.
To irrigate seemed right for me,
to navigate my ostomy.
Although it took time to adjust,
I know now it was a must.
When I recalled what I went through,
I was appalled by all that poo.
So there’s no envy I would say,
for those who empty every day.
I’ll pick what seems affirmative,
and stick with the alternative.
Now should I stir to defecate
I would prefer to irrigate.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
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