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KIND GESTURES 6 (Stoma Nurses)

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KIND GESTURES 6. (Stoma nurses)

I feel it is now past the time, 
that I should put my mind to rhyme 
about the stoma-nurses who  
helped me when they needed to.  

I’ve been about for long enough, 
to know much more about the stuff 
that bothers ostomates, and so 
we tend to turn to those who know. 

The stoma nurses are the folks,
who will be there to lift the yokes
of physical and mental strain
when stoma-stuff becomes a pain.

But let me go back to the start,
when stoma nurses played their part
by talking through the pros and con’s
of surgery and its add-ons.

For in those early days, I was
ignorant and naïve because
no knowledge of this went before
so, these nurses were my mentors.

I know the surgeons did the deed
and to this fact, I do accede,
but most support that I received
came from the nurses, I perceived.

These nurses nursed me through the worst
exuding kindness, well-rehearsed,
and when I take time to reminisce
my mind fills up with thoughts of this.

Thus, I must give credit to
the work that stoma-nurses do,
and state that I appreciate
the kindness that they radiate.

                                      Be Withers 2021


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