Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


I've got my life back, Or have I? ?


Sat deep in chair, in reverie,
Surrounded by daytime T.V.
At last, I feel that I am free,
From all the Boardroom rivalry.

Free from knives, and cold deceit,
That made my colleague, so replete.
I wiggle toes, in slippered feet,
And feel my life, is now complete.

I'm free to do just as I wish,
Play some golf, or even fish.
Join an 'over fifties' club,
Or spend my time, down at the pub.

Then, my wife walks through the door,
I know I've seen that 'look' before.
She stares at me with growing frown,
I slowly put the 'paper' down.

'Now you're here, there's things to do, '
'I need a lot of help, from you.'
'You need to fix the garden fence, '
'You'll do it now, if you have sense.'

'And, I've got a growing list, '
'Of all the things that you have missed.'
'I'll keep you busy, have no fear, '
'Enjoy retirement, my dear! '
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A/N Lot's of men die within a few years of retirement...I wonder why? ?

Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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The joy of retirement.

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  • Diane Hine (5/19/2013 4:27:00 AM)

    Ha- ha! At least you won't suffer from RDS (relevance deprivation syndrome) .
    p.s. enjoy your retirement! (Report) Reply

  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (5/15/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    Ah the 'honey do' list... but what joy to be spreading fertilizer on the lawn instead of dealing with all the B.S. in the board room. At least flowers grow from the one type and much deciet springs from the other. The worst day fishing is better than the best day at the office. LOL Great poem full of mirth and the humorous side of retirement. (Report) Reply

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (5/13/2013 6:40:00 PM)

    Lol, sounds like the woman stole his freedom. Marriage should be a joint expedition, though sometimes the journey leaves something to be desired. Good Poem. (Report) Reply

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