Ostomy grief

Oct 01, 2013 1:40 pm

There’s far too many things in life

can cause us grief and bring us strife.

We know so well that some of these

may come with having ostomies.

But was the ostomy the thing

that really had that poisonous sting?

Or did it have some precedent

like a disease or accident?

If something worse has gone before

who knows what that held in store.

There may be other things to blame

long before our stomas came?

There is intrigue and mystery

in each and every history.

Perhaps the troubles we have now

were coming somehow, anyhow.

Some of us osties’ suffered crohn’s

with that comes many moans and groans.

Others struggled with IBS

which always caused a lot of stress.

Cancers might have been their blight

and stoma’s tried to put that right.

Also mistakes by other folk

where medics break what wasn’t broke.

With colon’s many things go wrong

and when they do we should be strong.

Sometimes when we are on the spot

we make the best of what we’ve got.

It’s pointless blaming stomas for

anything that’s gone before.

We’ve got them ‘cos it seems we must

so why not try to just adjust.

B. Withers 2013

Past Member
Oct 02, 2013 12:46 am

A great poem with a positive, inspirational theme. Kolan

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Oct 02, 2013 5:20 am
Hello Kolan. Thank you for your comment. I'm especially pleased that you have read it and liked it, as it was part of your own last blog that inspired it. (A severe case of Diverticulitis was the culprit) Unfortunately, it proved very difficult to find a rhyme for diverticulitis otherwise you would have got another oblique mention withing the verse. Best wishes Bill
Oct 12, 2013 5:09 pm

I like your poem. We may not like what has happened to change our lives, but it is best to accept it and keep going. Thank you for sharing your poem.

Oct 12, 2013 6:56 pm
Hello cindy6319. Thank you for you comment. Your words ring so true. I am always and forever grateful to people who share their thoughts with me about these verses as that's the only way I am able to ascertain that there are some who read and appreciate them. Best wishes Bill
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