STRESS & STRAIN
STRESS AND STRAIN.
We’ve all been through some stress and strain
and convalesced from chronic pain.
It’s all grist to the mill for me
because I’ve got an ostomy.
At first there’s stress before the op
it’s then the worst if pain won’t stop.
And maybe it was never said
sometimes I wished that I were dead.
There’s always something in my mind
telling me that life’s unkind.
One question that keeps coming through,
why is this happening to you?
I try to seek the reasons why
when I feel weak I’ll sit and cry.
For this is just the way I get
when stress and strain make me upset.
Stress and strain has world renown
for the way it drags you down.
Even though you do your best
you can still end up depressed.
The trouble is with stress and strain
it does come back time and again.
Especially so when things go wrong
or pain and strain will linger long.
I’ve always wished to be content
or at least to some extent.
I should stay calm and maybe sane
if free from harmful stress and strain.
This has been a struggle for me
to juggle with my ostomy
and all the stress and strain that brings
on top of all life’s other things.
B. Withers 2013