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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

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

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

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


  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

  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.

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

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

  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.

    Tossing It Out

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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

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

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


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