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POEMS









When once the seeds of fear are sown,

then they are fed by the unknown.

Undoubtedly our fears will grow

from out of things we do not know.


It’s likely we’ll anticipate,

unpleasant outcomes as our fate.

For even when things do go right,

a stoma then becomes our plight.


Us ostomates have for so long,

witnessed so many things go wrong.

It’s harder to stay positive

if all around seems negative.


When the bad things we see and learn,

then fan the fires of deep concern.

And medical incompetence

can not engender confidence.


Bad news is often in a hurry

to feed our fears and inner worry.

I’ve read story upon story

and they’re rarely hunky-dory.


The media is like a filter,

pushing perspectives out of kilter.

We will discern all the bad news

and this in turn affects our views.


Maybe if everything goes right,

there’s not the need to speak or write.

But surely we’ve the right to fear,

when operations loom quite near.


Sometimes it’s best if we don’t know,

so we can rest and let it go.

When our past fears are dissipated,

at last we’ll feel emancipated.


























 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





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