ABCs for Seniors

A's for arthritis;

B's the bad back,

C's 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is for reflux, one meal turns to two.

S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears,

T is for Tinnitus; there is bells in my ears!

U is for urinary; big troubles with flow;

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

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

X is 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 is deployed,

And I am keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!!!

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