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Because I have an ostomy

there are choices left to me.

With regard to doing poo.

the choice I have is one of two.


I could change or empty bags,

but this way is full of snags.

Throughout the day in spurts and spits,

it takes more time in little bits.


When I farted, you could tell

the bags let out that tell-tale smell.

Sometimes they would get too full.

Then on my skin, they’d start to pull.


Occasionally, they would break free

and faeces flew all over me.

They could leak and they might run,

all in all they weren’t much fun.


These sort of things went on each day

and frankly, they got in my way.

I thought they could be mitigated,

if my bowel was irrigated.


My choice or option number two

was to irrigate my poo.

The use of water gave control

and made my stoma a blowhole.


But irrigation takes so long.

I felt the waste of time was wrong.

So I now look for things to do,

as I sit upon the loo.


Because this process takes some time,

I can sit and make up rhyme.

So in my case the time’s not lost

as my rhymes seem worth the cost.














 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013







POEMS

OSTOMY CHOICES

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