Sunday, October 25, 2009

Getting Old, From A to Z

My cousin sent this to me via email. I thought I'd share. 

** The poem is from my cousin, the cartoons are my addition.

I'm Getting Old From A to Z...

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-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'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 am keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!!!


Unknown said...

That's a hoot!

I hope you are having a good weekend!

Matty said...

How true, how so very true.

Love the last comic.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh how true, Joanie.

Well said.

Love the last one..hee hee

Unknown said...

Love it.

Boozy Tooth said...

I relate! I relate! I relate!

mo.stoneskin said...

I'll probably remember this in a few years time. Not so keen on the reflux!

Angela said...

Scary poem (but all too true). The cartoons are funny, I especially love the last one. :)

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What was done said...


However, Getting old is only in our mind.
Age never prevented people from doing things: