Albert’s arthritis makes his old bones ache;
Bea’s bunions kill her and her fingers shake.
Carl’s skin cancer’s all over his face;
Dollie drops dandruff ‘bout everyplace.
Eddie’s eczema is getting much worse;
Hattie’s got hemorrhoids, or so says her nurse.
It’s indigestion keeps Ingrid awake;
Johnny’s knee joint are completely fake.
Kenny’s old kidneys aren’t working so well;
Lulu’s lumbago is a living hell.
Minnie’s leg muscles have gotten too weak;
Nora needs nerve pills ‘cause life makes her freak.
Olive’s poor ovaries need to come out;
Pete’s peter’s petering; he’s full of doubt.
Queenie feels queasy, it’s her inner ear;
Rosie’s remembering isn’t so clear.
Sadie’s so sad that she’s turning to booze;
While Teddy tried grass—he’s got nothing to lose.
Uma has ulcers and can’t eat a thing;
Victor’s Viagra sent him on a fling.
Wally’s wide waistline hangs over his belt;
Xena, the strong one, is no longer svelte.
You don’t really know what the years have in store.
Zippity do da! Surprises galore!
Written for and posted to Karin’s great prompt: use repetition in honor of the movie Ground Hog Day. I chose a bit of humor, an alphabetic, rhyming acrostic poem and…well, you’ll see. Join us over at dVerse Poetics!