How To Know When You've Hit 50
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How do you know, when you’ve hit 50?
Is it that you have to ask them, to go a little more slow?
Is it when you don’t know what marbles are?
Let alone lose them
Or when you can’t make your drinks stretch quite as far?
Let alone abuse them
Possibly it’s when the height of rebellion
Is no longer when you riot
But when you have a biscuit millennium
Instead of sticking to the diet
Maybe it’s when pegs, trousers and shirts
Are the first things to spring to mind
Along with shorts and skirts
When someone says the word on-line
Or maybe it’s when you learn to accept
That you should look on the bright side of life
Or when you learn not to regret
The things that once brought you strife
Maybe it’s when the phrase with age comes wisdom
Holds meaning and with style
You learn to forgive them
That couldn’t return the favour all the while
So they may laugh and joke
Now you’re a half-centurion
But you’ll have the sweeter yoke
Not the thin skin that’s assuring them
So don’t worry when you forget where the car keys go
Or ask them again, to take it a little more slow
Just smile contently to yourself and then you’ll know
You’ve truly hit the big 50