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POEMS









This ‘thing’ that’s stuck upon my side

does not want to make me hide.

It’s a thing that makes me proud

enough for me to shout out loud.


Of all the things that I’ve had done,

this is the most outstanding one.

This rounded mound so cherry red

brought me back from the near-dead.


With a positive attitude,

I can now show my gratitude.

For I think I would have died

without this thing that’s on my side.


There’s nothing I can do or say

to make this fact just go away.

I am so grateful to this thing

for the life that it did bring.


It was so hard to have belief

this rosebud could give me relief.

But now past suffering and pain

for me will not come back again.


How could a thing that looks so small

create for me an overhaul.

For now my colon’s rearranged,

everything in life has changed.


It did not come about by chance

that I now run and I can dance.

Where once I felt so pitiful

now my life is wonderful.


I could not count the cost to me

before I had my ostomy.

But now it’s done I’ll tell the world

how wondrously this thing’s unfurled.
















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013






THIS ‘THING’ IS ON MY SIDE

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