Now That I’m Fifty!

Now that I'm fifty and my hairs turning gray
My thinking has changed in acceptable ways!

I used to think fifty was nearing the end
Now I'm thinking fifty, that's where you begin!

When I was sixteen, fifty seemed a hundred years away
Now that I'm fifty, sixteen seems but as yesterday!

No longer do I look at people fifty as old
Cuz I'm looking pretty good for fifty I'm told!

Age they say is a state of mind that you're in
So it seems every state in the union I've been
Now that I've done them, I'd like to do them again!

But life teaches us many things as we age
Things you can't find in books at the turn of a page
And now it's the performance of us that they gage!

They say looking back and hindsight is twenty twenty
No truer words spoken, cause back then I could see plenty!

So over fifty and extraordinary I'd rather like to think
Cause I know tomorrow fifty will seem but a blink!

At sixteen I found my thinking kinda wifty
Now I'm thinking I'm just nifty after fifty!

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