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Turning 53 Today Without a Doubt!

Updated on November 4, 2015

Enjoy with our favorite melody...

Having a nice time reading and writing, wanted to pen down some thoughts. Just turning 53 today. Here they are, our words and our feelings. Shades and a past that is down to our feet. Recreating a life that was paired with time. Fireworks day: Remember, remember that 5th of November...


Half a Century (and Three) With no Doubt

Half a Century with no doubt

this is the life what we were talking about

Half a life enjoyed, and well lived

sinking down these phrases with a certain peace

Going back in time half a century at a time

touching and grasping parts of our own lives

1962, when that 'bay of pigs' struck

The same year that our eyes saw this world


1912, April 14; Titanic went down with our hopes

unsinkable pride, that once swelled in our hearts

Feeling young as though we always had time

feeling free of worries that later will be instilled in our mind

1862, Civil war and scars from the South

never learning from History and killing our own selves

half a century at a time

going back, forward and behind


1812 and old Glory against Britain

Napoleon entering Moscow and freezing in vain

Still wondering if politics bring up rivals

Armadas and Corsairs closing that loop cycle

1762, Rousseau and his 'Social Contract'

Emilie, Madame de Houdetot, De Warens and all that

What a coincidence! Jean Jacques was born in 1712

No wonder, he is like a brother or a friend with no end


Getting lost in time I see why we get wiser as we go

Dates, numbers, memories of past loves

The reason for us to be around

makes sense when we finally get found

1662, 1612, caressing and smelling the essence of those times

1562, 1512 Wars and discoveries that changed our lives

Amazing how men shaped up the world

infatuating, how love really governed our hearts

Universe in each one of us

created as equal until see changes as a must

Uncertainty of a never ending journey with joy galore

Having faith as we kneel down praising the one above

Looking at the stars that my great grand father looked in awe

Watching my sons being born and behaving as close to my soul

half a century means a lot after all

Fifty three years tenfold

as our heart gets

closer to the maker of all...!

Fifty three years well lived

learning to give more than what we really need

encrypted fears that faded away

as long as we know how to find happiness out of this maze

Fifty three years and writing with no end

exciting times to share with our friends

that took that short Journey with us

Fifty three years... and this moment really went outrageously fast...!


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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Hi Mary, Catching up with your important comment. Oh My! You made us laugh. We will turn 50 in a few months..and we feel like kids. This Poem came into our mind with the main title. There is no much to explain, we love to write from the heart, and the rest is added with not much sweating. Thanks for your fun response!

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    Mary Hyatt 

    5 years ago from Florida

    Hi, Lord. This Hub managed to get past me! You just amaze me. Is there any subject you don't know about??

    I don't remember when I reached 50: it was too long ago. My next 50 is going to be better, I can tell.

    I enjoyed this one a lot. I voted it UP, etc.etc. Mary

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi Raciniwa, trying to catch up with your response to our poem. Life is so short that we don't have time to think about the things we did. Have seen people that passed away without even saying good bye. Thanks for commenting and being so sweet!

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    6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    well researched and well thought out mighty lord...great way to do in a lifetime...

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    SilverFish and Lathing, life can really start at 50. A new beginning with hope and with a wisdom... with no end. Thanks for commenting on our piece of inspiration.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Thanks Lathing!

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    Silver Fish 

    6 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

    Thank you. I just turned 50 last month too, it's not so bad! Great hub, voted up.

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    6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Great poem, beautifully written! Love the history you brought out. I agree with Maria, your life is just beginning! Thanks for sharing with us......

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi there Lesley,

    Wonderful to see you with that smile. A twist of fate was going to take us to Clifton across Bristol UK, that's why we are so familiar with your beautiful Country and those shires. Thanks for commenting dear friend


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    Movie Master 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    I agree with picklesandrufus, you would have made a fantastic history teacher!

    A wonderful, creative poem - you have so much to look forward to, life begins at 50 - I'm sure those celebrations will start with a bang on November 5th!

    All the best, Lesley

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Rasma dear, We are still young and actually look young! You look good as well. And you have the love of your life next to you. Thanks for the things you do for us. We owe you!

    @AK Turner,

    Thanks for leaving a touching comment. We have faith and that drive. God bless!

    @@Rahul, you are certainly a prodigy in your won right. Your poetry has gained you respect and we know you can go far. Thanks friend!

    @@TToombs08, You have a wonderful brother and you are an awesome hubber friend. There is no adsense or price tag for feelings and kind words. We thank you so much!

    @@Pickles, we had a lovely History teacher and she knows us so well. When we get inspired, we get our muses on red alert and they shut all the doors for us. You have a wonderful week, and as always, we appreciate your support!


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    6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

    Lord, I never was a fan of history class in school. Sure wish I had you as a teacher! Really enjoyable read and so well written! vote up and interesting.

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    Terrye Toombs 

    6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    Very nice romp through history. :) Well written, as usualy my Lord! :) Voted up and all that! :)

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    Jessee R 

    6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

    Brilliant work my friend

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    Joseph A K Turner 

    6 years ago from West Yorkshire

    Coolio, hope I am still writing and praising Jesus when I hit my half century. May god bless the next fifty years of your life.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. Thanks for a walk through history and loved the pics. Made me remember what my friend said when she stepped over the midlife threshold: "I'm going to pour myself some champagne and then sit down and think about how I got this old." Passing this on.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York


    Hi there, and humbly appreciative of your comment. You did explain it better than us. The message was concocted with no blueprints in advance. I guess writers can convey the messaga according to his/her experience. Thanks again for stopping by!

    @THANKS JoanVeronica down the Patagonia from that Stuart Island, that your great grand dad named. History is in us ans will leave this world with us.

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    6 years ago from India

    A very innovative way of writing a poem in depicting timeline still conveying the message!!!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi Tammy! I guess we cheated History and took its mistery away...! What really strike me is that we... our lives can be so short. A 100 years is nothing against those 8 billion years before creation. How can we explain intelligence, that will dissapear when we get our call? Thanks for stopping by my friend..!


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    6 years ago from North Carolina

    Congratulations on making it this far. You have a long journey ahead of you and the best is yet to come. Well written and in your striking creative style. Well done.

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    Joan Veronica Robertson 

    6 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

    Hi, wonderful Hub! I enjoyed the retrospective view, and admire your creativity! Thank you for a great read! Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Martie, speechless as a guy tied up face down, after that bank robery. I only want to thank you so much, and I left you a personal note on your FB. This place, the Cyber space from HP, has enriched each and one of us. There is no price for the friends we have in here. StIll waiting for Charlize though, but oh well! Maybe if I write a movie script... maybe...? Thank You South Africa!


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    Martie Coetser 

    6 years ago from South Africa

    Lord, it is so good to know you. Your thoughts, shared with all of us via your hubs, are so in harmony with my own, they are waltzing in space, taking 50-years-steps at a time. I always enjoy reading your hubs. When I miss any postings of yours, just know TIME and too many other responsibilities and balls in the air compel me to neglect you :)

    I am in awe of history. It is amazing to see the development... but it's not like a rocket going straight up in the air... History, no LIFE, seem to be like the ocean filled with the same damn water (events)... and like waves they roll out on the beach for us to enjoy or suffer... Some waves are small, some are big.... As King Solomon indeed said: What is was and will be... The only true development is in the tools we need to survive... our weapons, transport, mediums of communication... and our knowledge. Today we know so much more... we are stinking rich with knowledge... but do we really apply it? Inherent we are still glorified apes with 3 basic urges - To live (survive), to multiply and to die.... (yes, we do reach the stage where we have an urge to die... at the wrong time, they call it depression, but at the right time, they call it peace of mind because mission is completed..)

    I second my sista marcoujor... Life does begin at 50 - a brand new phase with a lot of free space, where we can live and love to our heart's delight.

    Welcome in this space.... Consider yourself at home and just go crazy... :))

    Lots of hugs from sunny SA :)

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    And you my dear friend Ardie, make our day by leaving a warm comment to our efforts and inspiration of the day. You are the only one who heard a friend singing...Lol! Thanks Sondra!

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    6 years ago from Neverland

    You always do such a great job connecting events with a story that captivates (even though history already does that - you take it a step further).

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Not too bad! We are still in our prime Mhatter99. From Led Zeppeling back to My Sharona...following the Invasion of february 4, 1964. Forgot to mention so many epic deeds around Robin hood and Templars from Jerusalem/


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    Martin Kloess 

    6 years ago from San Francisco

    imaginative approach to this article. a half century ago i was 10

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi Pamela! Really was the time when inspiration came aboard. The words feel down into position, as though they were meant to be told on this very cool evening. Thanks for such a warm comment.


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    Pamela Oglesby 

    6 years ago from United States

    You did such an excellent job of covering history, along with great pictures, to let us look clearly at all the changes. Well done! Awesome hub.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Much appreciated Debbie Brooks,

    Is an honor to have you as a close friend. Say Hi to Franny and Thanks again... friend with no end.


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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Lord.what a masterpiece that you have created here..i love how you have taken us through history..i love history...grreat job my friend....voted up and sharing debbie

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi Chrsity, wasn't even aware of your poll at the forums, suddenly we did connect on the subject, Lol! Thanks for your friendship.... and how did you keep that smile?


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    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi Maria, Yeah, certainly the world is smaller as technology evolves. Glad to have met Ms. Jordan, with so much kindness and fun. Great to have you on our side. Thanks for that soul of yours that pours so much feelings that even 'sista' can feel it over South African shores. Thanks for being my friend, some Kleenex and..that puppy needs to have diner by now. Thanks!


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    Christy Birmingham 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a wonderful look back and also a look into your self-reflections. I am glad you pulled me over to read your poem and do enjoy your writing skills.

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    Maria Jordan 

    6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Oh LORD,

    As we clink our champagne glasses together over the NJ-PA Bridge, lemme assure you that life begins at "50" as I just joined the club in November of 2011...!

    I am so glad to have gotten to know you and can now call you "friend"... wonderful, relatable, memorable words!

    Voted UP & Awesome and Beautiful. Hugs, Maria

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    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Hi there Bilybuc, the friend that we knew he could, and now is among the stars.. sharing and supporting friends with a lending hand. Great to see you commenting, Sir, on our piece. Thanks for such kind words. Thanks for being part of this community.

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    Bill Holland 

    6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    It appears that I am the first to comment on this fine piece of work....great job on the writing, wonderful photographs...I love retrospective hubs. Great job my friend!


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