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Laughter simply drained from me

after I gained my ostomy.

It turned out just as I had feared,

as all my friends just disappeared.


I don’t know where or why they went,

after all the time we spent.

No longer seen around with me

and that’s down to my ostomy.


I was bereft within myself

for feeling left upon the shelf.

And I was lonely as could be

this can only be the ostomy.


I think as far as I could tell,

they would be put off by the smell.

But as my stoma makes no scents,

to blame aroma makes no sense.


Furthermore, there’s more to it

than stink and smell when stomas spit.

Maybe it’s fear brings them to go

about the things that they don’t know.


The clever bit is they depart,

as if ‘they’ never shit or fart.

And then they feel they really must

up and go and show disgust.


But I’m disgusted in the end

with every maladjusted friend.

To go and treat a friend like this,

they don’t know what friendship is.


So I now walk or sit alone

with bits of talking on the phone.

Or I come on the internet

to see what company I get.


















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





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