May 11, 2024 7:57 am


There’s some who do and some who don’t,
some who will and some who won’t.
Yet, there are some who have no choice
or who, by doing, find their voice.

I think you’ll find it is a fact
that those who ‘do’, will tend to act
rather than pontificate
when trying to communicate.

I feel that as an ostomate
I’m qualified to postulate 
that those who have to cope with Pooh
are probably people who ‘do’. 

For stomas do not wait around
for solutions to be found
before their output is dispensed
and doing something is commenced.

If nothing’s done, then there’ll be fun
 to be had by everyone 
within the close environment 
who might just smell the excrement.

Folks with stomas know so well
that they must try to stem the smell
to restore normality
without sentimentality.

There’s no time to procrastinate,
hesitate or cogitate,
for someone needs to take the role
of leader and must take control.

An ostomate knows what to do
about disasters with their Pooh,
when it becomes all out of hand
they are the ones who understand. 

They are the ‘doers’ in this world 
when shitty things become unfurled.

                                                B. Withers 2024


May 11, 2024 9:59 am

Great post and so true!

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May 11, 2024 12:32 pm

Do you ever read these poems out loud to yourself? I read them to my dog, and he really liked this one. His ears were up and tail wagging! Thank you!

May 16, 2024 7:16 pm

I enjoyed reading the poem, it reminded me of a Chinese proverb:

"I hear, I forget; I see, I remember; I do, I know."