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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Nifty Fifty

Today is the Nifty 50 Blogfest hosted by Anstice Potts at Impossible Dreams, in celebration of reaching 50 followers.
The brief is to write a poem, a short scene, anecdote or even a list of your top 50 favourite things; the choice is yours! Whatever you choose, it has to involve the number 50 in some significant way'.


Here's mine:

Shifty Fifty by Madeleine Maddocks

It's not long now
Just a couple of years
Before I reach those Birthday
Blues
Fears.


What age you ask?
You hardly know
I'm heading towards my Big
Five
O.


You hold my gaze
My eyes are shifty
"It's half a century,
Okay,
Fifty!"

15 comments:

  1. Hi Madeleine .. gosh I've been so rude - your generous award and I'm quietly sitting on it .. next post!! But your line .. when I'm ----

    I can't possibly be expected to remember things at this age ... Love the poem - it's great - Nifty Fifty .. fun ..

    Enjoy the weekend .. Hilary

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  2. Nice rhyme scheme! =]
    On a related note, have you submitted any of your haiku to Daily Haiku before? I sent them a batch yesterday; we shall see... They don't pay for submissions, but it looks like a cool venue.

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  3. Ha that was really funny Madeline, love it! Thanks for taking part :)

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  4. Hah! I'm right there with you!! Love the poem. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

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  5. Since I just turn 60 I'm ahead of you and you'll never catch up to me. But really 50, 60--it's no big deal. I don't mentally feel much different than 30 or 40--maybe physically, but turning 50 wasn't traumatic in any way for me. It does sound kind of ominous when you consider "half a century", doesn't it.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. Oh, I'm getting close to that, too.

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  7. Aha! :) I remember 50 which apparently is the new 40 and so on. So thus I ask, what does that make a 10 year old?
    Brilliant poem, Madeleine :)
    Have a most peaceful weekend.
    In kindness, Gary.

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  8. man, I wish I were poetic, even just a bit. Rhymning evades me. I;m horrible at it. If I write a poem, no way does it rhyme. It is what it is.

    Very cute poem. Well done.

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  9. Haha! Great poem - love it! I'm brutal at rhyme but you've nailed it!

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  10. I'm not much at poetry and rhyming but I appreciate others who can. I mean, what the heck rhymes with wormhole?

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  11. Great poem! You certainly got the rhyme down.

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  12. Yay!!!!!!! *applauding wildly*!!!! I love this poem!! I love it!!! When I turn 50 I would really like read this aloud to all and sunder!! This is just brilliant!! Yay!! Well done you!! take care
    x

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  13. Oh, I love that! Very well done!

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  14. You write such amazing poems. I loved it!

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