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In my last book on ostomies,
that past work covered it with ease.
My mind told me the field was small
to find so many rhymes at all.
I might not for the life of me
write any more on ostomy.
There seemed no more for me to verse
within the osto-
But then before the book was done,
I went and penned another one.
By now too late to publish it,
I wondered where the verse would fit.
I won’t let verses go to waste,
as I don’t like the aftertaste.
I’d slide the poem to one side,
so I could think and then decide.
But as the time would drift on by,
another rhyme I could espy.
This story would repeat itself,
‘till several more were on the shelf.
I browsed around and took a look,
and found that I had half a book.
But when you find you’ve just one part,
then this is when the work must start.
I guess there was not near enough
unless I wrote more of this stuff.
The subject needs much more regard,
even though such work is hard.
I sat and pondered every day,
and wondered what on earth to say.
But then a verse would call to me
all about my ostomy.
Don’t fret, we’ve done enough at last,
so let this stuff in print be cast.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
PREAMBLE TO ‘MY OSTOMY LIFE’
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