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There’s far too many things in life
can cause us grief and bring us strife.
We know so well that some of these
may come with having ostomies.
But was the ostomy the thing
that really had that poisonous sting?
Or did it have some precedent
like a disease or accident?
If something worse has gone before,
who knows what that held in store.
There may be other things to blame
long before our stomas came?
There is intrigue and mystery
in each and every history.
Perhaps the troubles we have now
were coming somehow, anyhow.
Some of us osties’ suffered Crohn’s,
with that comes many moans and groans.
Others struggled with IBS,
which always caused a lot of stress.
Cancers might have been their blight
and stomas tried to put that right.
Also mistakes by other folk,
where medics break what wasn’t broke.
With colons many things go wrong,
and when they do we should be strong.
Sometimes when we are on the spot,
we make the best of what we’ve got.
It’s pointless blaming stomas for
anything that’s gone before.
We’ve got them ‘cos it seems we must,
so why not try to just adjust.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
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