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POEMS









Ulcerative colitis was

my main problem, and because

it simply would not go away,

they thought that it was here to stay.


I’m writing this to help you see,

what it’s like to have U.C.

And things they do to put it right

that make me even more uptight.


They would suggest an ostomy,

could be the next best thing for me.

It might free me from my pain

and give me back my life again.


I’d think it over and decide

to try to overcome my pride.

To have a bag stuck on my side,

might well suck but must be tried.


At last I let them operate,

but then I start to flagellate.

I feel depleted and I find

I’ll beat myself within my mind.


I have compunction to self-harm

without a functional alarm.

I cannot then protect myself,

and this affects my mental health.


I’ve no idea why this is so,

but it’s the way I tend to go.

For when I get uptight and tense,

I cannot find the right defence.


But now I’ve had my stoma years,

I’ve got over all those fears.

Now I can manage what I hate,

and I no longer flagellate.
























 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





SELF FLAGELLATION

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