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A few words about age from the pen of Beechwood patient Marian Spencer:
It's sad to think I'm at the stage
Where every ailment is 'my age'
My Doctor, whom I much respect
Says 'well, it's what you can expect'
He thinks I should show no surprise
At falling hair and dodgy eyes
Chronic kidneys, damaged knees
That hurt me even when I sneeze
Feeling weary though I sleep
Quite soundly in the land of deep
If this is 'age' then it's a pain
I hope I don't catch it again.