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I’ve talked before about the sex

and how some questions make me vexed.

Yet still some can’t keep their mouth’s shut

and question me about my butt.


It’s when they ask about the smell

I feel resentment in me swell.

My favourite way to deal with it

is pointing out “It’s not just shit!”


“I think the worst smell that I know

comes from other folk’s B.O.”

I follow up with ‘What the hell!

it’s only just another smell’.


I’ll tell them ‘Ostomies are clean

much more so than my bum has been’.

Then with a great impertinence

I’ll talk about incontinence.


Once this conversation starts

I will comment on ‘their’ farts

and I will use that age-old line

that their shit stinks, just like mine.


There is a difference with us

because we do not make a fuss.

It’s all contained within a bag

and filters mean the smell won’t lag.


I carry round deodorant spray

so any smells are kept at bay.

Unlike many other folk

who stink, but think that it’s a joke.


I do not get into a state

I just give it to them straight.

There’s nothing smelly about me

certainly not my ostomy.


















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013







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OSTOMY SMELL