The Devil Disorder in Disguise: An Original Poem about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello everyone,

One of the aims of my blog is to raise awareness of all the conditions I suffer with. One of these being Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS). IBS is not a topic I have covered on my blog yet, so what better way than to kick start this topic of with a poem about living with it.

For those of you, who know don’t know IBS is a lifelong common condition that affects the digestive system. Pain tends to come and go and sufferers can be bound to but not limited to: stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.


The Devil Disorder in Disguise 

Irritable Bowl Syndrome,  a devil disorder in disguise,

One minute, I leak out diarrhoea and the next constipated like an inflated balloon.

The truth .is the torment and torture of Irritable Bowl Syndrome never dies.

Although, discretely hidden from others – So I am not treated like some sort of lune.

Now, I am ready to open up and speak,

Even if this poem is going to get a poor and gross critique.

Every time after I eat,  I worry if someone will ask “When is the baby due?”

Especially, when I am waiting in the long women’s toilet queue.

I often smoke to try and open up my bowels,

But sometimes it aggravates my colons and all is heard an outburst of growls.

No more dairy nor gluten – Doctors orders.

However, sometimes the rules are broken to get some instant relief.

My relationship with food is complicated,  especially when travelling across boarders.

I know I must stop and be careful what I eat,

As in future, certain foods will cause more stomach pain and long-lasting grief.

Irritable Bowl Syndrome also makes me nervous about intimacy,

Life is a guy knew I had it, he would scourer me up and down critically.

I hate that burping and farting is out of my control,

Yes I am unladylike, I will fully admit it I know.

However, this is a lifelong condition I have learnt to accept,

Anyone else who can’t, is not worth my time and must be sidestepped.

Sharing is Caring 

I would love if you shared my poem to raise awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Have your say 

Do you live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or have any constructive criticism on my poem? – If so I would loved if you commented below. 

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