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POEMS









Here's a massive thank you

and it's meant straight from the heart.

But I’m not really a poet,

so I don't know where to start.


It all began one Friday night

with bad pain in my tum.

You took me to the hospital,

when the ambulance didn't come.


They prodded, poked and tested me

to see what they could find.

But with you sitting next to me,

it helped to ease my mind.


Injections, drips and tablets came

and testing of my blood.

Eventually they did a scan

and found it wasn't good.


'Put your gown on, time to go',

there wasn't time to waste.

This must have been the hardest time

that we had ever faced.


You did your best to keep me calm,

though you were full of fear.

I don't think I'd have made it through

without you being near.


So I was gone for four long hours.

It must have seemed so long.

I don't know how you made it through.

You had to be so strong.


The next thing, I was waking up.

You're the first thing that I saw.

The relief was clear on your face.

You couldn't take much more.


They'd given me a stoma

and a bag to catch my poo.

I wouldn't have to spend my life

depending on the loo.


Fifteen years of IBS 

had took its toll on me.

Suddenly my life had changed

and I was feeling free.


You've stood by me through all those years

and never once complained.

But now it's time to start again

with this new life that I've gained.


So thanks for all the love you give.

I'm proud that you're my wife.

Let's enjoy our new found freedom,

now I have a 'bag for life'.

















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Rob Fearn.

24.07.2018




TO HELEN

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