Age fifty

When I was a little boy,
I thought fifty was many years;
I wondered if I would ever clog fifty;
Anyone who was fifty looked to me too old;
And I would tell myself if they died,
No one would miss them
As they had lived long enough;
Hardly did I know,
I would soon be right there;
It’s more than ten years since
I arrived;
Crossing the half-century line;
Today I look back at fifty,
And what I see is people who’ve
Just begun to live;
Can you guess how I feel myself?
That the moment is just ripe for me
To get the best out of life;
And also of course,
To offer the best I can;
And that is what I am doing;
I put in everything everyday,
To offer my best to the world;
That is my best way to get
The best from the world;
As I wait for the bells
Of heaven to toll for me;
When he that sent me here on mission
Wants me back home.

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10 thoughts on “Age fifty

  1. Great post! I’ll be turning 50 October 26. I know exactly how you feel. No time to waste time. Time to accomplish what the Lord sent us here to do: find ways to love , do good, seek the Lord and his righteousness and the kingdom of God. No time to wallow in the past, or memories of failure. Move forward, get going and find ways to love, because in the end that will be all that matters: did you spend your time loving others or not?


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