Sep 30, 2014 1:05 pm

There’s lots to thank my stoma for

if I ignore things I abhor.

Believe me, it improved my life

relieving me from former strife.

It diminished consternation

right alongside constipation.

It cut out all my rotten gut

and rectified my prolapsed butt.

It freed me from incontinence

that had come to prominence.

It took away my chronic pain

so I could live my life again.

I know my stoma made me glad

for stopping hassle that I had.

As I reflect I can recall

I’d not expect a life at all.

My stoma gave life quality

and with it a little jollity.

It is not easy to explain

the intricacies of my gain.

I have the type of ostomy

that they call colostomy.

This means I can mitigate

some hassles and can irrigate.

Well, this gets rid of all my waste

without the smell people distaste.

When all the poo’s gone in one go

then it’s all done and folks don’t know.

Now as I sit upon the loo

not only does my stoma poo

but I can use the time to do

a few more lines of rhymes for you.

B. Withers 2013

ron in mich
Sep 30, 2014 3:30 pm

That's it in a nutshell, thanks, Bill.

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Oct 01, 2014 1:46 am

Love it! Thank you

Oct 01, 2014 1:46 am

Love it! Thank you

Oct 02, 2014 9:26 am
Thanks guys for your comments - much appreciatedBest wishesBill
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Oct 14, 2014 9:33 pm

Great poem, I love it. Cheers, Bill.

Oct 15, 2014 8:47 pm

Great poem. Got any more LOL

Oct 16, 2014 5:11 am
Thank you Peatbog and Diceman for your supportive comments. They really are much appreciated. Best wishes Bill
Oct 16, 2014 5:11 am
Diceman. If you want to read more verses on this subject then you will find plenty by going into my profile (just click on 'bill'- in blue at the top of this blog) and then look under the heading 'all blogs'. I hope you enjoy the read.Best wishes Bill
Oct 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Well done, Bill.

Past Member
Oct 26, 2014 3:23 pm

Great, but for me the best thing is bringing the family together, the kindness of friends, and the amazing nurses.

Oct 26, 2014 4:32 pm
Thank you blueonthetyne and taoh for your comments. I'm glad for you taoh that it has brought you these positive things. If I had such great experiences I would surely have put them to verse.However, there are so many people on this site who are supportive and friendly that any of those less than positive people we meet in daily life can be counterbalanced by those who show support. I will blog another verse 'defining friends'that tries to capture this sentiment. Best wishes Bill
Past Member
Oct 27, 2014 9:38 pm

Thanks, Bill, for your poems. It helps a lot.

Oct 28, 2014 6:16 am
Hello It certainly helps me when I write them and it is most gratifying to think that other people might enjoy reading them. so thanks for your feedback.Best wishes Bill