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I think stoma plugs are great,
but that’s because I irrigate.
They are a very useful tool,
so I will use them as a rule.
Most of the time the stoma plug
will slide right in and fit quite snug.
Then when it does it works quite well
to stem the flood and quell the smell.
Although they’re not a panacea,
I think they are a great idea.
They’re not without their problems though
as in these verses I will show.
There were some things that troubled me,
when I first plugged my ostomy.
Because they took me by surprise
and meant I had to compromise.
There has been more than just one day
when plugs from wafers came away.
Then they got stuck way down inside,
there their end just seem to hide.
At first I searched the stoma spout
to find a way to get it out.
No doubt it was a quandary
as to how I’d pull it free.
Then as I looked around my shed,
I found a tool to use instead.
Some forceps made of stainless steel
transposed it into no big deal.
Now when it happens I’m not scared,
for now I know I’m well prepared.
It’s just another job to me
to pluck those plugs from ostomy.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
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