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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 - 2,025 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 - 757 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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Poems About Retirement

  1. 101. Retirement , Ruth Walters
  2. 102. No Poems , hasmukh amathalal
  3. 103. Money And You , veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  4. 104. Tire You Out , hasmukh amathalal
  5. 105. Civil Unrest. , Maria Shaw
  6. 106. In The Wake Of Technology , Donal Mahoney
  7. 107. The Workaholic , Francis Duggan
  8. 108. Happy Old Face , Marvin Brato Sr
  9. 109. 'Peace And Love' Tanka For Neil Young , Chenou Liu
  10. 110. Human Existence On Earth , Julius Babarinsa
  11. 111. Nothing , Aparna Chatterjee
  12. 112. The Ages Of The Sea , Robert Rorabeck
  13. 113. Retirement , Elena Plotkin
  14. 114. A State Of Mind , Rod Morris
  15. 115. Four Quarters , gajanan mishra
  16. 116. Service Book. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  17. 117. An Aged Veteran Of World War 2 , Francis Duggan
  18. 118. 'Pre-Retired' , Linda Winchell
  19. 119. In Praise Of Older Lovers , gershon hepner
  20. 120. May Day Wishes , Uma Ram
  21. 121. Fade Away , gershon hepner
  22. 122. Time Rages At The Quiet Of My Soul , Shalom Freedman
  23. 123. Too Old To Work And Too Young To Die , Francis Duggan
  24. 124. Murder By Association , Ray Lucero
  25. 125. Stress = God Is In Control , Tom Zart
  26. 126. Habemus Novum Papam , Hebert Logerie
  27. 127. Retirement , Chris Poythress
  28. 128. At Least That's My Excuse. For J.T.Ellison , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  29. 129. One Generation Sacrificed , Jonathan ROBIN
  30. 130. The President Of War , Francis Duggan
  31. 131. One Voice , Carolyn Brunelle
  32. 132. Stand Aside John Howard , Francis Duggan
  33. 133. John Howard In Retirement , Francis Duggan
  34. 134. Dic , Herbert Nehrlich
  35. 135. Do You Feel That You Are Quite Powerless , Francis Duggan
  36. 136. Perhaps I Will Never More See Him , Francis Duggan
  37. 137. A Wife And Her Benefits , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  38. 138. Police, Fire & Emt , Luke Easter
  39. 139. No Retirement , gajanan mishra
  40. 140. Break Loose , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  41. 141. Once The Old Were Those Who Had Little T.. , Shalom Freedman
  42. 142. Enduring Faith , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  43. 143. Take His Advice , Aldo Kraas
  44. 144. 'Is That All There Is? ' , Linda Winchell
  45. 145. Goody-Goody , Robert Rorabeck
  46. 146. Darkness, How It Is Felt. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  47. 147. Best Time , Diana Rose
  48. 148. I Am Not A Poet , Stug Jordan
  49. 149. Retirement. , Syed Anwar Yarkhan Jilani
  50. 150. A Morning Run. , michael walker
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