Everyone knows the traditional way of remembering the letters of the alphabet (A is for Apple, B is for Boat etc). Here is a new way to remember the letters of the alphabet, that has been adjusted for old people.
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 cardiac?
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 prescription’s, 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 sleepless 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 around?
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!!!.*