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When I first had an ostomy,

nothing ever was to me

so full of incongruity

and packed with ambiguity.


At first I felt the strangest thing

like something’s good but with a sting.

For though it was necessitous,

it also felt calamitous.


My life had been unbearable

with colon un-repairable.

So I was pleased it could be changed

by having tubing rearranged.


Given all the antecedents

I should have had more confidence.

Why would I fear an ostomy,

protruding from the front of me?


But when the thoughts within my head

changed to reality instead,

the clash of feelings was so strong

at every turn, something felt wrong.


I knew I had to have the op,

but these weird feelings would not stop.

Seeing this thing upon my side

made me want to run and hide.


Sometimes one’s confidence can fade

after a major leap is made.

But when something is just a must,

it seems more easy to adjust.


When first I had an ostomy,

a mass of doubt came over me.

But with the passing of the years,

this ostomy’s allayed those fears.























 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)

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Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013







POEMS

WHEN I FIRST HAD AN OSTOMY