Half A Century Gone...

Songbird B By Songbird B, 13th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2r.f__r7/
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Well, it had to come...that moment when the day finally arrives and you are suddenly another year older than you were...and you begin a whole new decade...Yes, folks, yours truly, turned 50 this week..And Life Is Great!

Half A Century Gone..


Well, here it is, the big 50,
my half a century looms...
I can't believe the years have gone,
How did they flee so soon?
I should be celebrating,
Champagne should start to flow..
but at this age, to tell the truth,
I'd prefer a Latte on the go!

50 is not so very old,
and the years have been quite kind..
I don't have the vigour I use to know..
And the odd grey hair I find..
The bones they ache a little more..
These joints are getting stiff..
Though I can still chase that Buzz on here,
when he promises me a kiss!

The Birthday cards all on display,
help me now to celebrate..
I do not mind the passing years,
as time, for no man waits..
But as I wear this new Age Tag,
it's just the outer shell you see..
Cause in my heart, I'm still so young..
and no more than 23!



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Age, Ageing, Attitude, Birthday, Buzz, Celebrations, Champagne, Half A Century, Joint Aches, Kiss, Shell, Songbird B, Tag, Vigour, Young

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you, Songbird. I enjoyed your poem and will look out for more of your work.

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Why thank you Ivyevelyn...for posting on my page, it is lovely to meet you..
Happy 50th to you as well, Mark, mine was on the 14th..Thanks for moderating my page my friend..\0/x

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Happy Birthday. I also turned 50 this month, but I do not feel old.

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank heaven that attitudes have changed so much, and 50 is still considered 'youngish',lol. I am like a good wine, beautifully mellowed and a joy to the palate, Mark, as are you my friend...hahahahaha..

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author avatar Retired
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Oh dear accept my heartiest best wishes on the great day....I liked your take on Champagne versus Lathe......do please pick up the sparkle though..lol

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Never been into sparkling wine, Shishir, but I do love my indulgent Latte coffee...Bless you for looking in on me!

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author avatar Socrates
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Age is just a number.Just keep jazzing and keep rocking.I am sure you will look as beautiful when you will complete the century.

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Here's hoping, Ashutosh! Couldn't agree with you more about it being just a number..

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author avatar Buzz
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Wow, I'm deeply honored to be part of your lines of verse! Though the page came out later than the special day, I quote Pepe Le Pew: Come to me, my sweet melon-Bev collie, my kisses still await you, no? Lol A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend! Added to my FB. :)

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Hi Buzz! Yes, have been away from Wikinut for a few days, but am so very pleased that you enjoyed my poem..Thought that comment might make you chuckle my dear friend..lol.love Le Pew quote!!! Thanks for adding me to FB, you sweet talker you! lol\0/Mwah!x

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
18th Sep 2011 (#)

I wish you a very happy and fun-filled 51st year on this great planet, my dear friend.

And I wish you more than another half-century of happy and healthy living in high spirits, sharing the joy of life's essential moments.

A great poem to remember!

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author avatar Carol
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Songbird 50 is not old. I am 67 and still feel and act like an 18 year old. Enjoy your life and your health, age is just a number, it's how you feel inside that counts. xxx

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
18th Sep 2011 (#)

50 isn't that old Songbird...but still happy birthday!!!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Happy Birthday Songbird, great poem of celebration! Hey life a 61 is pretty darn wonderful too!LOL, your still just a "young'en" my friend:0)

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Sep 2011 (#)

You are still a "young'en" to me also Bev. Life is so good for me too at 59. I loved your poem it made me chuckle. Here's to another happy year for you my lovely friend! xxx

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author avatar Humza
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Aww that was great songbird and congrats on the golden jubilee :D

u still look as beautiful as ever songbird just like 23 :)
evergreen I must say

very nicely written poem songbird, ur every work tends to inspire me a degree more than the previous and thanx alot for that !!!!

cheers for the party

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you Rath, Carol, geeta and Delicia..all for looking in and leaving Birthday wishes..You have all quite made my day for me! \0/x

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Sep 2011 (#)

What a great attitude on life you have Bev. A happy, happy birthday to you.

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author avatar Simone Warner
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Happy Birthday Songbird! Liked the poem and heartily agree with the positive comments above.

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author avatar Maria Malone
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Welcome to the big 50 Bev, 50s are not so bad, Happy Belated!!

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author avatar Retired
19th Sep 2011 (#)

H*A*P*P*Y B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y dear Songbird--(belated) and also bravo to your positive attitude. Love, rd

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author avatar Tranquilpen
21st Sep 2011 (#)

WOW I Just knew that there was something extra special about you... are born in the greatest month of the year, September, just like yours truly, yep! I hit the big 60. on the 12th. And now for the next 60, gotta go so much to do... Catch me a listen to Sinatra's New York! my all time favorite song. HAPPY*HAPPY*BIRTHDAY, enjoy your latte' Andre' :-))X

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
23rd Sep 2011 (#)

Age is just a number. You're as young as you feel. I sometimes wish I were only five. But I feel I'm twenty five.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
23rd Sep 2011 (#)

Age is just a number. You're as young as you feel. I sometimes wish I were only five. But I feel I'm twenty five.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
23rd Sep 2011 (#)

happy b'day my dear and wishing you all success in life. here's a toast to you.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
30th Sep 2011 (#)

This one brought a smile to my face, dear friend. I use to dread the big 50, but now that I'm past it, I realize that the best is yet to come. Age is just a state of mind and with your bright and sunny disposition..... You will be young forever. Cheers to you!!

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