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Retirement - Poem by Ruth Walters

A filing cabinet
lies empty, case closed,
its keys left on
a dusty floor.

Familiar, mundane chores
are set aside now
to be lost or
await new brooms.

Where are the keys
to my tomorrows?
My new life
has yet to come.

I await my rebirth
as an older citizen,
freedom pass to hand,
as a golden Autumn dawns.

This retirement lark may be
a drawn out plod
to the grave
but I'm not giving in.

I wink at it
with blurred vision,
stiff joints
and a cheeky smile,

rejoicing that
I'm finally free
while I thumb my nose
at old age.


Comments about Retirement by Ruth Walters

  • Bronze Star - 2,058 Points Jacqueline Nash (7/25/2014 4:32:00 AM)

    Superb poem. Retirement is just another phase of life and no reason why it can't be fun and enjoyable, for some people it can be the best part of their life as long as their health is reasonable. Keep on writing and keep on rocking. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 988 Points John Brown (7/22/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    I felt sad until I got to the verse that begins 'This retirement lark' - and then all was well again. (Report) Reply

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  7. 57. After Retirement , Daniel Trevelyn Joseph
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  10. 60. On His Retirement , RIC S. BASTASA
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  14. 64. Honorable Retirement , Walterrean Salley
  15. 65. Early Retirement , Dejan Stojanovic
  16. 66. Retirement. , Syed Anwar Yarkhan Jilani
  17. 67. Retirement Blues , Joy Thacker
  18. 68. Retirement , Amelia Evelyn White
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  23. 73. Retirement At Last , Joyce Hemsley
  24. 74. When He Gets His Retirement? , nimal dunuhinga
  25. 75. ! Retirement , Michael Shepherd
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  28. 78. Retirement , Udaya R. Tennakoon
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  31. 81. Retirement Of My Beef , sallam yassin
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  33. 83. A Comfortable Retirement , Donal Mahoney
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  35. 85. On Retirement , Philip Freneau
  36. 86. Retirement (Ballade) , David Wood
  37. 87. Retirement , Morgan Michaels
  38. 88. Death Retirement , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
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  47. 97. A Disgraceful Retirement? , Dan Reynolds
  48. 98. (my Mother) Retirement Plans , Janice Windle
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  50. 100. Retirement , William Marr
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