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Poem:I am in my 50's, and I am very proud!

Updated on January 12, 2012

Am in my 50’s

And am very proud..

Because it’s not

an age to be selfish

no age is to be selfish

After watching the

early signs of selfishness

Trying to take hold

of those babies

Where they somehow

Believe that everything

belongs to them

They will then resist

even the loving arms

Which have always

been feeding them.

After which a stranger

tries to hold them

then the crying starts

for those same arms

This is meant to be

used as training.

here is what I think

I am wise enough to

start looking at exactly

what makes people

feel these ages

From what I can tell

It’s the thought of

Heaven and Hell!

I have heard so much

about these places

it's only foolish for me

to say that I did not know

Neither am I the one

laden with lying excuses

As a man I must get up ,

stand up to the treth

especially being that

I am in my 50’s

and at this time

My belief is straight

I believe that during these

ages are serious times

utterly urgent concerns

and rapidly decreasing

realities that can't wait!

of prime physical stages

Then again it’s your health

Sometimes when I look

at the faces of those who

are also carrying my age

I can somehow envision

what their thoughts are about

It’s really not hard to tell

I see their minds racing

in anticipation of the times

ahead where people

are known to either ber

Getting sick or staying well

I have seen enough

I am not one to wait until

the going gets rough

Just entertaining this thought

really give me the chills

I have not seen the dead

come up out of the grave

attempting to write their will.

Am in my 50’s and at

this age all those years before

If there were things that

I missed tthis time around

I will do my utmost

being sincerely honest !

I am in my 50”s

And I am very proud!


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    • Sky9106 profile image

      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks "AE" it is a feeling on oneness with those that witnessed this from inception , and more so to those ,who feels the same way about those things.

      Give thanks.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      There's no shame in feeling pride...Way-to-go...Cheers

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks you very much phdast. There are certain things in life that I am so sure of, that I can put my head on the block with them every time.

      And as I share this one in response, with you, I ask the Most High God to use my response to bless others.

      This is sharing ! I do sincerely believe in: Give and you will surely receive, make sure it starts with you first.

      And again thank you.

      And I am even happier to know that in your profession , you get to feel; and enjoy the beauty of sharing , hope you remembered my story in response to your hub sometime back . I told you about my teachers in history and English literature.

      Thanks for your great comment and keen observation.

      Yes phdast, there is a beautiful thing that usually happens at or around those ages.

      Sincere thanks I smiled sincerely.


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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Skye- I really enjoyed this poem, especially as I have entered my fifties. :) Reading the comments and your responses was enlightening too.


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Correction brethren Frank . I think that we are all the the same age in spirit, or else don't you think it would be somewhat unfair of life and nature that you came took all the goodies now when I arrive , you then charge me for everything knowing that I don't have any money , you make me work for the rest of my life.

      See where that leaded! So I believe in something higher and that's what I can't say that I didn't know . if you are truly from tDa Block with me you would ketch my drift.

      Always a pleasure brethren , stay in the light , remember we control our actions.If you go to buy a gun , would you not have intentions to use it one way or another, even if it's your sworn trophy piece. Or is it that no one else must be wise enough to ask you questions when it comes up missing. Well what I believe is that there is someone who can question me and I "MUST" answer truthful.


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks you sincerely Eddy.Always nice reading you comments , after those Cherokee stories have truthfully strengthened my thoughts.

      This is one that can't be learnt from any book, it's you and whatever you are truthful about, or with ,because time is our beautiful gift from God and I believe, like with everything that we have seen for our own self , someone especially kids are looking at us also.

      I have this silent voice that speaks when I am resting it's been there all my life, but most time we were to busy to hear , even when our parents were telling us listen. Something that keeps saying to me all the time if not now, when ?

      So with my response, someone may just be reminded that it was speaking to them also.

      Thanks Eddy.


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks you always Caroline . This is basically to say that it's it already half way towards one hundred , one of those milestones. Here is where the truth of it is what it is , certainly comes full circle , and you look to the mirror and say truthful words to yourself, this is where you understand things and if you don't you ask serious questions. this is where you know the games you could and can't play, this is where you say goodbye to those thing that make no sense to you , this is where you lighten the load rather than put it on.

      This is where when you say I love you , it is for real.

      Give thanks and praises.

      If I can't say what I see and how I feel am in the wrong place.

      especially after 50!


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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Damn Sky 50's? you are older than most of the Trees in my backyard.. half a century.. have you picked out your pine box yet? One foot in a grave the other on a banana peel and a fat woman shoving you.... I say this because 50 is not old.. as you say in your poem it's where intelligence and smart decision mature.. yeah it may not be the new 40's.. but it is smarter than the 40's you go boy! Da Block hears you! Frank

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I agree with you Sky; told in your own natural style.

      I have to vote an up up and away here.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Go Sky! Be proud of your age! Great poem. It is great to show pride in who you are.