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I'm 50 Today

Updated on July 06, 2010
me.now.
me.now.

 I looked in the mirror to see some signs,

Like Dark spots or some tiny lines.

"You don't have any wrinkles" my friends say

but how long will it stay that way?

Wow, they exclaim, the big 5-0,

 I don't feel any different though

Then when I turned 40 or 30 or 20

Except now I have kids and a lot more money

What if I am a young person in mind and heart

trapped in the body of some old fart

I mean what if my mind and heart stay so young

and I am too old to move or get anything done

Will I still be nutty and funny, in one place

when age spots and wrinkles DO cover my face

And will I even laugh at my incontinence too

and say to my kids HA! I peed on YOU!!

I get kids who check me out

and I yell "I Could be your mom"

I mean whats that about? 

My son even gets upset and he'll shout

Hey don't you remember we used to hang out?

This is my mom, you met her before

When you came to the house and she answered the door

He sits back in a huff cursing under his breath

still I think Its kinda fun that I'm an M-I-L-F....

But as I look in the mirror I realize

that someday my eyelids will droop over my eyes

and I'll have those lovely laugh lines surrounding my mouth

and everything else below my neck will go south....

But today people think I look young and I feel great

So, whats the big deal if I  tell them I just turned 38?

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      tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

      LOL ! Happy Birthday !!! No comments. I don't want to be naughty ! LOL (jk) Cheers !

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Happy Birthday youngster, you look great. You should be proud to be a MILF. As far as what you'll look like later, so what, we all eventually look and act kinda like old farts. I think it's fun, you have an excuse for being a goofball. Have a great day, Peace!! Tom

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      Sarah 6 years ago from Washington

      It appears that you are blessed! Why not be proud of overcoming the adversity in life and living to such an age? 50 seems young to me now, but on that milestone date, I celebrated being alive.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hey Tantrum, Justom and Sarmack - Thank you for dropping in and your wonderful good wishes. I am lucky to have been so genetically blessed, I realize that. I am however glad that I learned at a young age to spend a lot more time on who I am and a lot less time on what I look like. Thanks again Guys!!

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      Ronnie Sowell 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Be happy, I've been getting the white haired discount for years!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Resspenser - LOL....I tell you what, just today, ON my birthday, I get a letter from AARP. I ripped it up and threw it out. I was like, you people aren't getting me for atleast 12 more years!!!

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      Dave McClure 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Enjoy the day!

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      ralwus 6 years ago

      Well bless your dimpled chin. You don't look a day over 49. LOL I think maybe you just inspired a new pome just for you Miss MILF. You look so lovely and youthful and you can pee on me any ol' time. I'd still laugh.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      LOL...You kill me. You completely kill me Charlie. That was so funny. As usual it was GREAT to have you come by and crack me up. You are such a character.

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Happy 50th. You don't look a day past 21 Cheers and stay away from eating too much cake, don't want to lose your girlish figure:0)))

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      Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Fifty sounded old to me a few years ago. Now I'm wishing I were that young again. Happy b-day to you, hbty, hb dear Moonchild60, hbty. You look great.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      YOU GO GIRL

      great hub

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Happy (belated?) birthday Moon!! You look fabulous..and you are fabulous. I loved your poem and laughed all the way through. Have one on me :)

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      Levi Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

      Cool hub! I just had my birthday 2 days ago, and had many of the same thoughts (I will never say how old I am though). "Time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so" - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Paraglider - Thank you very much, it was in fact a lovely day.

      Saddlerider1 - I was so good, I only had 1 piece of cake!

      PegCole - Thank you so much, I will enjoy this while I can...

      Always Exploring - Thank you, I hope I keep going!! LOL...

      Green Lotus - Oh I am glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the well wishes!

      Joshua - Oh come on, how old? I will never tell. It will be our little secret...lol...You are right, it is an illusion, it is all an illusion... : )

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      Chip 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

      People I know who have studied kinesology [sp?] and architecture of the body say that the body was designed to last over 140 years.

      So you're still twenty years away from "middle aged" !!!

      Enjoy!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      FCEtier - Hi. I love it. Technically I have a LONG way to go. Excellent. I would love to reach my 100's (with all my facilities, even if they are not in the best shape). Hey, there's a goal ha? Thanks so much for coming by!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your a beautiful 50. Age is just a matterof the mind. You are only as old as you feel. At least, that's what I keep telling myself. Welcome to the over 50 club.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Wow, thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals - I agree with you - it is all in our heads. I do think we are only as old as we feel and I go to the gym 3 -4 times a week and lift weights and try to eat healthy and I think that that goes a long way in our not "feeling" our age. I don't think 50 is what is used to be anyway. I am very young at heart and I don't think that hurts either!! : )

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      nextstopjupiter 6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      Don't worry, be happy, and my best wishes for the next 50 years!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hi nectstopjupiter - Thank you very much for your good wishes. Interesting name and that would be an interesting journey!

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      Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Happy birthday--a few days late. I turned 50 in 2008 and realized that if I can live to the age of 142, I will make it to the 22nd century. (I'm not sure that would be a good thing, though.....)

      Happy birthday.

      Mike

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      Just A Voice 6 years ago

      You look fabulous!!! Happy Birthday :)

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      I still think you have that same beauty that you have in yer profile pic, deff the Captain wud have ya in his bunk, belated Happy Birthday ya lil stunner xox

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hi Mike!! Thank you. 142? Has that ever been done???

      Justavoice - Thank you. And thank you for your lovely compliment.

      TatooGuy - Thank you for the belated birthday wishes and Thank you for the nice commpliment my friend. Good to know the Captain would "have me" in his bunk...LOL...

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      gusripper 6 years ago

      Happy birhday moon child,and may your days from now on be all special.Am 42 and i feel 13

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hi Gus - Thank you...see, see what I mean, you feel 13...I am 50 and I still feel like I am 21 (I often think that way too)... It really is just a number isn't it?

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      gusripper 6 years ago

      always is a number.Anyway your name means that you are always a CHILD....

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Congratulations MC, I can just see the T-shirt: "Help! I'm a Kid Trapped in an Old Fart's Body!" Great poem--please follow it up with a hub on your diet and exercise routine so we all can keep up. =:)

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Gus - Yes, it is always a number and you are right, I am always a child. HA!!

      Winsome - I wish I had a diet and exercise program. Basically I try to eat healthy and not much. I don't eat much fast food or junk food. I work on the elliptical 3-4 times a week (go a good 3.5 miles each time) and work with weights. Thats pretty much it. Honestly, I think the fact that i had horribly oily skin most my life (as a kid I had to wash my face 2-3 times a day) has kept the wrinkles away. So it stunk when I was a teenager, but the pay off makes it worth it.

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      ralwus 6 years ago

      Still thinking yer gorgeous here. Even better, just don't have the right word for it now. x

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Wow Charlie. I love when you come 'round.... : )

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      geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      I think you look great and I loved your poem, I hope to be so lucky in 6 short years ha voted up:)ge

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      Japemwellows 6 years ago from 5ifth Dimensi0n

      Enjoyed reading this hub alot, indeed you are a milfy milf..

      Wow 50 no way!! =0

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      GeeGee - Thank you very much!! I appreciate your coming by and commenting.

      Jape - Thank you! That was a very enthusiastic no way, I am flattered!!!

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      You look great! I have always enjoyed our little conversations. You are a good woman.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      James!!! Still writing that book? Thank you for coming by and seeing me. I have always enjoyed out little converssations as well, that is why I miss you. I have no one to spar with, no one to challenge my way of thinking or make me see things in a different way. Not terribly enlightening these days. So hurry back!! : D

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I finished the first draft last week. Today I am starting on revisions. Thanks for asking. :-)

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...well after reading your hubs (aplenty) I am 19 today!

      (give or take 33)

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Happy Birthday. You look much younger and having love in your heart will keep you young forever. God Bless You.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Epigramman - I am glad you are 19 today...we are as young as we feel right? Or ... Or it is a state of mind in which case, in spite of our age, we can remain young till we die!!!

      Stars439 - Yes, love does amazing things. Both giving and recieving it...thank you.

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      Financial Help 6 years ago from Florida

      You definitely don't look anywhere near 50 keep taking care of yourself!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      FH - Thank you. I do. Workout 5 times a week and try to eat healthy. (of course I do need the occasional chocolate)... : D

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      Ashraf Mir 6 years ago from Dhaka

      I hope and wish you will reach hundred. You are so young in 50 just like a sweet 16. God bless.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      upal19 - You made my day my friend, thank you. : )

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      Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Beautiful still.

      Mmmwwwaa

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Thank you Neil. Right back atcha... : D

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      Nadine M AuCoin 6 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      Ha ha ha! Loved the read, absolutely fantastic and so much fun!!!!!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Thanks Maggie!! Glad you stopped by...

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      NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

      Happy birthday hope I'm not too little too late; btw great poem, like wine we only get sweeter with age :)

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hi NikiiLee and thank you so much. Never too late, my friend!!

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      NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

      haha ^_^ blessed be

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Happy New Year Hotstuff x

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Happy New Year Honey!!! Hope 2011 brings you happiness and prosperity!

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      Baileybear 6 years ago

      wow, you look good

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Thanks!! Nice of you to say so!!

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      JeanieR 6 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

      Having crossed that line some time back, along with many of my friends, I can tell you that aging is a state of mind...one you definitely do not have, Looking forward to your brirthday poem when you turn 70. This 50 one is too much fun!

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      michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Moonchild60, Have just come across this Hub although i see it is from a few months ago. Really glad i found it as i think it is really good and very funny. I hope you have had a good time in the months since turning 50! Cheers. Michael.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Thank you Michael!! They have been interesting months to be sure. Hope to see you again soon!!

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      lobonorth 6 years ago

      Minds break down along with their bodies - which goes first is the problem. I enjoyed the poem, though.

      Lobo

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Great Lobo - Now you scared me. LOL...Nice to see you, please come by again soon.

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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Happy Belated Birthday! I'll be 50 this year in July.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      OOowwww July what? I am the 6th and Congratulations!!! Have a drink for me.

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Hi Moonchild.

      A belated happy birthday for your big 50.

      When I look at some of the girls today they are just beautiful and bring a tear to the eyes of an old fart like me. But then when I look at the women in your age group they bring a smile to my wrinkled mouth and I think wow look at her, that's a lady, she has class and is very elegant.

      So don't you be worrying your self about old age, it brings with it a lot of experience and suphistication, something that the young girls have got to earn. lol

      Ghaelach

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Ghaelach - Thank you very much for your wonderful sweet and terribly generous comment. It brought a smile to my face and I hope when I do get my laugh lines I remember those of you who helped me acquire them and how much joy the journey was. It is wonderful to meet you and I certainly hope I see you round the hub pages again soon!

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      Kera 5 years ago from USA

      I'm not sure what 50 is supposed to look like......but you look amazing no matter what age...I hope 50 is a wonderful age and well beyond.......wishing you many, many more.

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      Moonchild60 5 years ago

      Thank you very much DP. Just got my hair cut today and a new style. Takes me ages to get up the guts to do this. So I will be posting a new avatar. Lets hope me still lookin good. LOL...Hope to see you soon...

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      skellie 5 years ago from Adelaide

      Yeah happy 50th Moonchild60. Let me just say, your friends are right. You do still look gorgeous! You sound like you have a very happy life and that is great to read.

      Loved it :D Awesome and up

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      Moonchild60 5 years ago

      Thanks Skellie!!! : D

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      tritrain 5 years ago from United States

      Wow! I thought you were in your low 20's! :O

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      Moonchild60 5 years ago

      I love you tritrain. : D Now we are officially best friends forever. LOL...Thank you.

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      katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

      What a great poem, you do look amazing and let your youthful thoughts and attitudes rock on, let nothing pull you back in time, be exactly who you are and being true to that will keep you forever young. :) Katie

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      Moonchild60 5 years ago

      Thanks Katie!!! Oh I do enjoy seeing you!! LOL...

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      Moonchild60 5 years ago

      Thanks Katie!!! Oh I do enjoy seeing you!! LOL...

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      Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi Moonchild60 ... I think you look amazing but what makes you even more attractive is your attitude to ageing.

      As an old fart it seems a long time since I was a MILF but I'm much happier now I don't have to worry about age spots and wrinkles - they're here and I'm concentrating on being a dotty, old English lady ...lol.

      Bless!

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      Moonchild60 5 years ago

      Hi Angie - It is wonderful to 'meet' you! Thank you for taking the time to read my hub and leave a comment too! Well there you go, you see you are happy where you are and I just know I am going to be happy when I get there too!! Can I be a dotty old English lady also? My mothers maternal side of the family was from Devonshire and Yeovil back in the 1600's when they first came to the Americas!! (I even drink my tea with milk and sugar). LOL...Hope to see you again Angie!!

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      Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Most impressed, Moonchild, by your ancestry ... I live in Devon at present but as I am a bit of a gypsy I am already planning another move to an even more romantic place.

      And yes, you can be a dotty, old English lady too on the strength of your predecessors.

      All the best ...

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