32 permanent teeth of mineChew, bite, eat and dine
Been around a good few years
Abused by sugar, tea and beers
My full set of two and thirty
All caried and decayed, rotten and dirty
Niggling pains, nagging aches
Malaligned and a few breaks.
Off to see the dentist's chair
All my teeth in need of repair
X-rays, poking, prodding, drilling
Some more fillings and root-canaling
Amalgam, ceramic, porcelain, the lot
Not a tooth remains without a blot
Each visit brings more heart-break
One more tooth replaced by a fake.
All I want is some more time
To cherish these 32 teeth of mine
Too early for a set of dentures
Implants cost so much, I dare not venture
All my teeth in need of love and care
A magical cure for a case so rare
Wish I had a third set erupting soon
Brilliant pearly whites would be a boon.