Hello again Shadowchick.
Only too well I know those feelings about wanting to get a concept written down, as I also use writing as a coping mechanism.
I cannot think that you could possibly have offended anyone by sharing your thoughts in this way (especially on a site like this, where we all like to offload our feelings occasionally). Therefore, an apology is surely not necesssary in this instance.
Because of our similarities in writing style, I will share with you some of my own angst with regard to upsetting those who may not like rhyming verse. Over the years there have been a few criticisms of my rhymes, ranging from simple dislike of rhyming verse, to anger at what is being expressed in the sentiments and concepts. This was particularly so when the rhymes were satirical or implying criticism of the establishment and/or the bureaucracy. My responsive attitude was try to ascertain whether my critics were expressing an opposite (or hostile) viewpoint because they disagreed with the message, or whether they were responding to my literary efforts in order to help me improve for next time.
With regard to the latter motive: Over the years these more-helpful critics have shown that they are quite capable of disagreeing with each other on almost everythiing. Hence, in my earlier work I took the advice of one university lecturer and adopted a style of rhyme which involved capital letters for each and every line. A few years later, the advice from a different university lecturer was that this approach was grammatically incorrect and that I should punctuate the rhymes according the protocol for written prose. In an effort to please! I subsequently adopted the advice of the second critic, which means many of my verses are now littered with punctuation marks.
From my own perspective, none of these 'rules' of literary style really matter at all because poetry is the language of emotion (not necessarily logic!) so, surely it is the message that counts and if people understand what we are saying (with or without punctuation) the the goal is achieved.
I have nearly always written with just one person in mind. (ocasionally, but not always, that person is ME!) If that person or anyone else responds in a way which indicates that they like the rhyme, or have learned something from the message, then it feels as if the exercise of writing was more than worthwhile.
If we put our literary work into the public domain, then we must expect that not everyone will like it. This is their perogative. I doesn't mean that we should be swayed by their opinions or literary tastes.
There was one vehement critic who told me that I was out of date and that poetry was no longer written in the type of rhyme that I prefer (implying that it was 'unfashionable' and I should change my style to suit their tastes).
I welcomed their comments as a motivation to write a whole book of rhyming verse on the subject 'UNFASHIONABLE RHYMING VERSE'. This also gave me the opportunity of documenting my feelings about another criticism that was levelled at a different aspect of my rhymes where someone commented that science and research was not a suitable subject for poetry. --Not so, from my perspective, as emotions can be stimulated through any concept or subject matter and science is no exception in this regard.
The main genre for my own rhyming verse has been to document the angst of people who otherwise might not have been abble to express their emotional pain in this way. Hence the focus on writing for just one individual. The basic principles and practice of this approach were published in 1995 under the title 'In-Verse Feedback: An alternative psycho-social therapy'?
As we have found with the sometimes socially isolating condition of having a stoma. There is a feeling that only those who have the first-hand experience of the condition can truly understand the associated problems and emotions. Fortunately, in such circumstances, when we share our literary efforts with fellow 'sufferers', we can often find that they will identify with the condition, the social and emotional circumstances, and appreciate the rhyming verse because it may well reflect their own feelings on the subject.
If only one person responds by saying that they liked such a poem, then I feel it has been worth the effort to produce it .
I look forward to readinng many more rhyming verses from you as you cope with the vagaries of stoma life.