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Pre-stoma days, I’d the impression

there was no way I’d get depression.

For I was looking forward to

a new and painless way to poo.


After suffering all those years,

so often coming close to tears.

The prospect of relief from pain

gave me belief in life again.


I thought I ought to be prepared

and not get caught a little scared.

I did not know the seeds of doubt

might grow in me and then sprout out.


But after they had nicely hid,

that’s precisely what they did.

They must have stayed and laid in wait

in some sort of dormant state.


That was until I had the op,

because it’s then it would not stop.

Depression filled my battered brain,

when once instilled by hurt and strain.


I could not cope with what I’d lost

and did not count emotional cost.

I had a sort of disbelief

at being caught in all that grief.


I’m sure it was when colon went

and all my energy was spent.

That’s when my depression started

at the time my colon parted.


But over time I have adjusted,

in my stoma I have trusted.

So now I’ve had it quite a while,

sometimes I might be seen to smile.


















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014






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