MY ALPHABET






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.







Now A's for arthritis, B's the bad back,

C is the chest pains, perhaps car-d-iac?

D is for dental decay and decline,

E is for eyesight, can't read that top line!







F is for fissures and fluid retention,

G is for gas which I'd rather not mention.

H is 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 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, the bones that don't grow!

P for prescriptions, I have quite a few,

just give me a pill and I'll be good as new!







Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?

R for reflux, one meal turns to two.

S for sleepness nights, counting my fears,

T for Tinnitus; there's bells in my ears!










U is for urinary, big troubles with flow;

V is for vertigo, that's "dizzy", you know.

W is for worry, NOW what's going 'round?

X is for X-ray, and what might be found.







Y is another year I'm left here behind,

Z is for zest that I still have-- in my mind.

I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed,

And I've kept twenty-six doctors fully employed!!!










WEBMASTER - B. WADE