A is for apple and B is for boat,
That used to be right but now it won’t float!
Age before beauty is what we once said,
But let’s be a bit more realistic instead.
A’s for arthritis; B’s the bad back,
C’s the chest pains, perhaps car-di-ac?
D is for dental decay and decline,
E is for eyesight, can’t read that top line!
F is for farting and fluid retention,
G is for gut droop, which I’d rather not mention.
H for high blood pressure--I’d rather it low;
I for incisions with scars you can show.
J is for joints, out of socket, won’t mend,
K is for knees that crack when they bend.
L’s for libido, what happened to sex?
M is for memory, I forget what comes next.
N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;
O is for osteo, bones that don’t grow!
P for prescriptions, I have quite a few,
Just give me a pill, I’ll be good as new!
Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?
R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears,
T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears!
U is for urinary; troubles with flow;
V for vertigo, that’s ‘dizzy,’ you know.
W for worry, now what’s going ‘round?
X is for X ray and what might be found.
Y’s for another year I’ve left here behind,
Z is for zest I still have – in my mind!
I’ve survived all the symptoms, my body’s deployed,
And I’m keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!

Sent in by Beth R.




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