According to Joe
On becoming a very elder statesman
Senator McCain is healthy at 72
So, about his age, what's all the to-do?
I'm older than John, I'm 74
If he's like me, he'll have this in store.
As I walk in pain I tend to slip
My doctor tells me I need a new hip
I have a condition of men, you know, which is
My prostate is much too big for my britches
I feel that aging is my real opponent
When I too often have a senior moment.
My body processes now crick and crack
With my bladder now the leader of the pack
McCain will be an octogenarian (octo = eight)
It might distract him from the affairs of state
The ravages of age I do decry
And I hope McCain has better luck than I.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.