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The Alphabet of Age

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mamamags Sun 17-Jun-18 17:17:47

This appeared on my facebook group.
So funny and so true!!!!!

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 the Alphabet for my age is :

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 fissures and fluid retention,
G is for gas which I'd rather not mention.
H 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 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; 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 for another year I'm left here behind,
Z is for zest I still have-- in my mind!

GrannyGravy13 Sun 17-Jun-18 17:25:23

Brilliant mamamags really made me chuckle 👏👏👏

lemongrove Sun 17-Jun-18 18:26:37

mama grin that’s not only funny, but a lot of it’s true!
Although, like the title song from One Foot In The Grave,
‘Given half a chance I can still misbehave’ 😜

M0nica Sun 17-Jun-18 18:33:32

I think older people would be treated with more respect if they didn't constantly put themselves down.

sodapop Sun 17-Jun-18 18:39:31

Made me chuckle Mamamags and so true.

mamamags Sun 17-Jun-18 20:26:51

Negative points are all well and good, now, how about the positive thoughts on aging.
I'll start with .

A is for afternoon naps
B is for bus pass.

Feel free to carry on!!!!!