Forty the New Thirty?---A Haiku

Forty is Thirty,

Mass deteriorating

Refuse to grow old.


Live your life King size,

Savor each moment all day,

Shun away your grief.


Accept the new age,

Let seniority take stand,

Be responsible!

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Or 50 is the new 40? I am trying to accept my new age!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

This is so good..almost at 52..I better accept it soon..it is coming fast and furious..very wise!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Savor each moment every day, (9)

Savoring each day's moments, (7)

Just a suggestion. I like and appreciate the thoughts.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I like this. I am in my 50's and agree with both Audrey and Sunnie :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Yup, it is coming on to me as well so, this is an awakening call to me too :))

Thank you for your words of encouragement and support...Audrey, Sunnie, Susan.

Hi perspycacious, thank you for your suggestion and read and appreciation. God bless!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm almost out of the 40's ... 1.5 years to go, I'm holding on for dear life! Not really:) Fab haiku!!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Linda for the read and appreciation. Feels good to come from you :)

Cheers!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well just by looking at your profile photo - I would've said 'Thirty the new Twenty?'

lake erie time 8:29pm


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Can 60+ be the new 50's please.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i am 36 can i still be 26?would age matter if your heart doesn't tell anything about age?great poem Ruchira...


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I loved the first one very much. The expression such as deteriorating mass, refusing to grow old give interesting images.


mathira 4 years ago

When we accept our age, it becomes easy for us to see the good side of middle age also.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Epi,

As they say looks are deceitful so, are mine dear :)

However, thanks for the compliment.

btw, feel good when asked for my driver's license when purchasing liquor (which happens once in a blue-moon)...lol


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello writer20,

hahaha...sure if 40 is the new 30 then we gotta step back all the 10's...lol

So good to hear from you :) wishing you joy, my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Racin,

Sure, you are 26 dear. Heart should definitely grow younger as we age. That helps us age well and take up the challenges easily.

My message is to act mature. 'cause I have seen 40 year old women still act kiddish which makes me feel...grow up woman!...lol

Thanks for the read and 'am glad you liked the above. Wishing you joy and fulfillment, always!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Vinaya,

I am glad that you liked the above verses. Feels good to be appreciated from an accomplished writer like you.

btw, you should check out my hub...God-A Haiku.

It was inspired by your comment that you left for my hub, "My Mantra for 2012"i.e. "God bless you. (Don't ask me which one, humanity is divided by different religions)"

Thanks!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Well said indeed, Mathira.

When we act our age, we are more sophisticated and elite :)

Thank you so much for pouring in your precious comment...appreciated it!


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Nice, can we stop growing at 25? Nice thought-provoking poem.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Ruchuria , Could I see your ID please ? You teenagers are preety funny!.....:-}


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Silent hurricane 4 years ago from Israel

Great poem. I'm still really young so... Yeah, I don't know what to write, it's just a really good poem =)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hey, I stopped counting at 39 and refuse to discuss it..Hee..Great one Ruchuria..Thank's..


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I'm with always exploring!! it's a great poem Ruchuria thank you for sharing!!!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is a super poem. My heart grows younger as my body grows older. I'm just grateful to still be alive. :)


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira,

Age which doesn't go after coming, I've witnessed

Youth which doesn't come after going, I've witnessed.

This is life. I always believe in living life to its full. Every destination has its flavor. Let us enjoy it and live with no regrets.

You seem to be specializing on haiku. Good. Best wishes as I think you have found your favorite genre.

MAKUSR

P.S:- Some people look ageless!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

great Haiku's maybe I should have kept reading before I posted mine thanks for sharing :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Anginwu,

I wish we could stop growing after 25. But, the moment we are born, we start to decompose so, the above is unavoidable.

I am glad you liked the above...Cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks ahorseback for reading and commenting...appreciate you stopping by.

And, yes my ID will show that I am way ahead of teens...lol


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Silenthuricane,

Good to see you. Enjoy your young life and make the most of it, my friend.

Wishing you joy and will stop by your hubs.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Ruby,

That's the spirit, my friend!

Who cares about age as long as we are living our years well and meaningful.

Cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lesley,

Thanks for the read, support and comment..ALWAYS Appreciate you stopping by!

Hi vocalcoach,

I am glad you like it. yes, body starts deteriorating the day we are born. our mind keeps us active and young. Thanks for stopping by!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Manoj,

Yes, I agree with all that you have written above.

Age is actually undefinable and it is our actions which make us reflect on our age!

Thank you for your wishes. Always feels good to get appreciation from you!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Frank,

I am happy to read that you liked the above. Thank you for your words of encouragement!

Wishing you luck in this journey of hubbing, as well. Cheers!


Divya 4 years ago

To me, old age is always ten years older than I am :))i am the kind of person that loves celebrating my own birthday .....I am turning the BIG 40 this year and was wondering if i would have the same feelings ...i am sort of looking forward to it !!! want to think it this way...whatever was in the past has gone and the best is yet to come :) ....


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You can say that again! Like 10 more times:) lol

On that note Ruchira - I am reminded that just one more cup of coffee will do my 45 year old body good! lol


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Divya,

YES, I love your spirit, Girl :)

Thanks for stopping by and we will make sure we party hard for your 40th b'day....YIPPPPPPIEEE!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Kelly,

lol...love your sense of humor girl :)

I am a Tea person and I feel the same way :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great work and has to be voted up.

Thank for sharing;take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Eiddwen,

I am glad to hear the above come from a prolific writer like you. Words much appreciated :) Thanks!!


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Lovely... Is there any woman who wants to be a day over forty ..lol. Young at heart is the keyword lady... and I am :) Have a blessed day. Shalom!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shalom,

I TOTALLY agree :)

Thanks for stopping by, my friend!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

What about 60 is the new 50? LOL.. beautiful haiku.. have a great day.

Blessing

debbie


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Debbie,

Sure, we have to put everything in reverse now :)

Thanks for your vote of confidence and appreciation.

Always a pleasure to hear from you!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Ruchira...

At 48...I fully accept your premise and have enjoyed your wonderful Haiku!

Thanks,

Thomas

PS...voting ALL the good buttons!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Thomas,

Welcome!

Thanks for your words of encouragement :)

Appreciate it!


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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

If your age is seventy you can think that you are only Forty + Thirty..and can enjoy active life with young thoughts. Thanks for SHARING:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

haha...sure Trsmd. We could look at it that way :)

Thanks for dropping by with your valuable comment...appreciate it.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Wise and profound. Love it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you martie :) I guess with age comes maturity thus the above analysis ;)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Ruchira... this is great. I love "Live your life King Size"

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Kathleen Kerswig 4 years ago

I noticed the same line - "Live your life King Size". I'm doing that now and I'm enjoying every minute of it. I have learned to let go of the number and just experience the joy that is mine to have every day of my life. Good job!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hey, what happened to "age is just a number???" That's my story and I'm sticking to it:-) Great haiku.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

I like this alot! I do believe many are living strong, healthy, productive lives well into their senior years. Thank you for sharing an uplifting hub, I agree with PDX! :)

Sunnie


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Good advice!! I am turning 40 in April!!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Justin.

I am glad you like the above sentence. We should live like a king esp with the self respect, poise and never underestimating oneself :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Kathleen,

Welcome!

I am glad you are living life well :) wishing you many more years of endearment, my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi cyndi10,

YES, I agree age is just a number :)

Wishing you well, my friend.

Thanks for stopping by!


Kathleen Kerswig 4 years ago

Thank you very much. Appreciation for life has many rewards.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Sunnie,

Thanks for stopping by with your valuable feedback.

Yes, health is wealth and if looked after, we could live each day at it's utmost value.

wishing you many more years of bliss!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi iamaudraleigh

Welcome!

Thanks for your vote of confidence.

Wishing you a happy birthday in advance, my friend and many more years of happiness and contentment!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Oh yes, Kathleen.

Appreciating life has many rewards and I wish you well, my friend!

PEace & Light to you!


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Ruchira Ya right ! What are you Nineteen ? what do you know about thirty and forty ?!^#@......lol...Im 58 this week and feel every bit of it ! But I don't mind aging , what I mind is the aging without gaining wisdom !Thats why Im here absorbing all this wisdom , can you feel it !.....:-}


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

haha....ahorseback...looks can be deceiving, my friend :)

happy birthday on turning 58. Wishing you lots of wisdom :) Cheers!

pleasure to hear from you :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I think 50 is the new 30. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Either way you can look at it, alocsin. As long as it is a positive way towards life :))

Thanks for the vote!


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

I just turned fifty and I'm so grateful and blessed that I have reached this far, in this journey that is called life.

We have to accept our age and age gracefully. To walk around feeling miserable because of every new wrinkle that shows up on our face is such waste of energy. Looking in the mirror, seeing tiny wrinkles around my eyes, makes me proud, because it's a sign I have been living.

Beautiful and positive haiku, Ruchira! By reading it, I understand we have the same attitude towards aging with dignity.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi SanneL,

Feels so good to be sharing the same vibes with someone.

I love your upbeat towards life and I wish you many more good years ahead, my friend.

Thank you for your support and sharing your wisdom with us...cheers!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Ruchira...Bravo!!! Love your hub!!! I feel the same way!!! Voted up!!!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Iamaudraleigh,

Thanks for your support :) I am happy to find another friend in this busy world...cheers!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

You are very welcome!!!


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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

Nicely presented......We reach forty but still love to live in thirty... but heart is always willing to stay in 20.......


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

It's good Vidya that your heart is at 20 even if you are in your thirties.

this is a good sign. Enjoy your life!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln


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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

Thank you...nice to meet you here and look forward to read more hubs 4m you....God bless you..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Well said indeed, Made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you vidya. Wishing you the same :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

"Live your life kingsize!" I love that line, Ruchira. Many votes on this one!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I love that line myself, Vicki.

thanks for stopping by :)

cheers!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'm hoping that 50 might be the new thirty because I've passed that age. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

haha..Alocsin...by your profile pix you don't look a day beyond 30 my friend.

Your hubs are rocking so, YES you are a living proof that 50 is the new 30 :)


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I definitely voted way up.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An engaging haiku with a convincing message! Age is just a number and it is upto the person to feel more confident, responsible and age gracefully yet remains young at heart. Though I am in my 20s, I still feel like a teenager! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Integrity.

Thanks Ishwaryaa. Yes, age is "just" a number. Gotta keep going until we breathe our last...cheers!

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