Friendly Fifties


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Half a century and counting, each one of us, give or take a few

The years became, but a number, when creating memories anew!

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The sparkling eyes behind the inevitable specs still twinkled,

The sprightly legs, despite the middle age spread, still pirouetted!

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The sharpest brains under the baldness, still magic, they created,

The “Hi!s”  and “Hellos”, despite the years, still reverberated!

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The friendly banter, despite the distances, was still oh-so-warm,

The nostalgic trips down memory lane, despite  the years, oh such a balm!

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The night was young, and so were we, as our young ‘uns discovered,

Nimble dancers and not so nimble ones were some talents uncovered!

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The night went on and soon,  the good stuff was flowing

The Fifties became The twenties and yeah, so was the swaying!

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The amazing evening and a good night’s sleep later,

It was time for games and fun, a friendly reminder,

Of the days spent in healthy competition banter and lots of cheers,

The screaming n booing n  laughter… were we doctors or teenagers!

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Alas!  It was all over too soon, the preparation and excitement

Of meeting old friends and reviving memories of fun n merriment! 

As fresh promises of keeping in touch,  Good Byes n Au Revoirs rent the  air,

The heady whiff of new memories soaked in nostalgia drew us ever near! 

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In Response to a One Word Prompt

Fifty

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13 thoughts on “Friendly Fifties

  1. Preetha August 22, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Arun…Fifties do swing! We did have fun didn’t we? And what a bolster for our spirits!😊

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  2. rajivkrishnan57 August 23, 2016 / 8:45 am

    A true, ‘from the bottom of the heart write’. Can say for sure … as an eye witness to it all.

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    • Aruna@RipplesnReflections August 24, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you…. It was indeed a lovely weekend of fun frolic n friends….. N yes, enjoyed it…. Thnx for reading😁

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  3. Sudha August 24, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Great Arun and captured exactly what I saw thro the camera lens!

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    • Aruna@RipplesnReflections August 26, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks Sudha…. That’s great…. Though words can never capture the quintessential feeling ….. ❤

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