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Time to Retire

Come sit with me, my dear old friend.
beside the fire. Where we will spend
a quiet hour, and  reminisce 
of days gone by when life was bliss.

And we will take a glass of wine.
I’ll toast your health and you’ll toast mine.
Our golden dreams to pure to last
and now our youthful time has past.

It’s time to step aside, make way,
for those whose youth is of today. 
It is to them the mantle fell.
Just pray that we have taught them well.

And those of us who’ve had our time,
relax, recall our own sweet prime.

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  1. Date: 11/5/2011 9:19:00 PM
    This is pure magic! Also, I am just recently getting to know your poetry! The poem "INSPIRATION" touched me in a special way! I don't know what exactly did it about that poem, but tonight, I have written over 30 poems. I do write a lot, but 30 is extreme even for me! I thank you for this. AND, I have written a small dedication poem to you for this. I hope you don't mind. If so, I will delete the poem. Although, I really hope you like the words I wrote in respect for you and your work! ~JOEY

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 6:07:00 PM
    That is such a sweet gem!

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 11:23:00 AM
    wonderful write! congratulations on your win! ------Lori

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 8:04:00 AM
    Lovely piece on growing old gracefully

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:29:00 AM
    and I also see this won in some contest. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:29:00 AM
    A gentle and lovely poem, sweet Marg. I really enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 8:48:00 PM
    Congrats Margaret on another top win with this elegant poetry my friend..truly awesome one.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 9:31:00 AM
    gracefull p.d.

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 8:46:00 AM
    Love this Margaret. It is exactly where I am at. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 6:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's "Your Pick" contest Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/16/2011 12:22:00 AM
    I'm there, I relate; Don't mind if I do have that glass of wine. A toast to you for the lovely thoughts.

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 10:56:00 PM
    This is a beauty, i feel taught well, and still preesh the teachins of elders. i read with hopes of learning the ropes of what went before, thanks much Margaret! ~N