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Short Retirement Poems

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Short Retirement poem by Eugene Harvey| Details | |


tombed in graveyards
of doubt

© Eugene Harvey

Copyright © Eugene Harvey | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Robert Heemstra| Details | |

Hello arthritis

Pain from joint to joint
or am I losing my mind
hello artritis

Copyright © Robert Heemstra | Year Posted 2012

Short Retirement poem by Mark J. Halliday| Details | |


Log in the fireplace,
Enjoying a good author
While petting my dog

Copyright © Mark J. Halliday | Year Posted 2014

Short Retirement poem by Jim Tidd| Details | |


She walked today,
always there, sixteen years, and
I am at a loss.

Copyright © Jim Tidd | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Anand Pilaka| Details | |

Invest First

Invest First,
Spend Next.
A Simple Habit,
That will Make You

Copyright © Anand Pilaka | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Sallam Yassin| Details | |

Retirement of my beef

Horse who won in Yorkshire
Last year how come
To be a  beef in my menu  this year

Copyright © Sallam Yassin | Year Posted 2013

Short Retirement poem by Thomas Martin| Details | |

Mountain Cherry

the mountain cherry
still in bloom

Published - Cattails-Winter - 2016

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by RUDOLPH RINALDI| Details | |

pic nic

sitting on  green grass 
watching a large black ant climb up my leg 
sipping red wine from a plastic cup

Copyright © RUDOLPH RINALDI | Year Posted 2014

Short Retirement poem by Anand Pilaka| Details | |

Invest in Haste

Invest in
Haste is
A Total Waste;
Nay - a Misery Taste.
Rest and
Reap the
Value Invest!

Copyright © Anand Pilaka | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by george seal| Details | |

New Beginnings - a shadorma

   Freedom is,
   To break the shackles
   Of the yoke,
   That binds me.
   New beginings, no more work,
   Unchains liberty.

Copyright © george seal | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Anna J Carroll| Details | |

No Praise

Resistant to all
No love in my heart
No care for anything
I'm ripping apart
No feelings for anyone
No passion inside
No sympathy still
No remorse to hide

Copyright © Anna J Carroll | Year Posted 2012

Short Retirement poem by Dave Timperley| Details | |

Relax and Reflect

When the sun goes down in Cyprus,
And the heat of the day fades away,
Then it's time to relax and reflect,
Our life here is just what we expect.

© Dave Timperley April 2016

Copyright © Dave Timperley | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Don Schaeffer| Details | |

The Insanity of the Old

Protected from the past, 
insulated in a box 
made of star-dust, 
closed where it 
points to the earth 
but open toward the 
vacuum of the sky,

why does he
bring the old world back 
when he creates his dreams?

Copyright © Don Schaeffer | Year Posted 2012

Short Retirement poem by Steinar Gismeroy Olafsen| Details | |


Strolling around town 
At prohibited time 
Ignoring the church bell sounds
While I see people hurrying 
Down the sidewalk
On their way to work 

Think maybe I'll find 
Pen and paper
And have a coffee somewhere 

Or maybe not

Copyright © Steinar Gismeroy Olafsen | Year Posted 2014

Short Retirement poem by Robert Heemstra| Details | |


Saturday mornings
use to be cartoons
today rifleman
mini vacations
are weekends for some

than for others
its just two days
weekends to me
use to be fun

roller skate
and dancing
hanging out

with friends


Copyright © Robert Heemstra | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Jack Ellison| Details | |

Still At It At 80

Believe it or not, I just acquired a new client Still at it at 80, something's out of alignment Should have hung up my mouse Talents have yet to head south So, long as I'm breathing, still working on refinement

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Jack Ellison| Details | |

Hot Damn

Retirement, aw yes, looked forward to this time A cottage on the beach, that would have been fine But instead here I am With you guys, hot damn! Greatest friends I've ever had, so sweet and so kind © Jack Ellison 2015

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2015

Short Retirement poem by RUDOLPH RINALDI| Details | |

a package from Amazon

getting old
sitting on my rocker
waiting for mail 

a package
from Amazon 
with my first fast elder walker with seat

they say that this fast elder walker with seat
could last 
up to ten years to the day

I do pray 
that this walker 
is not my last 

and that it and I 
don’t go too fast

Copyright © RUDOLPH RINALDI | Year Posted 2014

Short Retirement poem by Ken Jordan| Details | |

Tall Grass

Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem: Tall Grass
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
written: August/2014

Some folks 
Beverly Hills -


Beverly Hills,
for me -

I prefer

the open 


the scene-

green -

Copyright © Ken Jordan | Year Posted 2014

Short Retirement poem by Frederic Parker| Details | |

Evening on the Pier

Sunsets from the pier
They paint a string of reds
As the horizon spreads
Soon a soft gray

To be alone in thought
Where the pier and sea meet
Away from the loud street
To await night

Finding peace and quiet
Free from a working day
On this pier I will stay
Consumed by stars

Frederic Parker
contest..On the Pier

Copyright © Frederic Parker | Year Posted 2014

Short Retirement poem by William Coyne| Details | |

Now, Now

Rivers I traveled for many a year,
then wide and deep, now shallow I fear,
more narrow than I remember,
trickled to creeks of early December.

My boat, long rowed, leaks on the shore.
I stroll the banks, not too much more,
gaze down the hill to watch the waters widen,
strewn with young rowers charmed by Poseidon.

Copyright © William Coyne | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by D. C. Jordan| Details | |


Retiring, they ask me
What do you do now
For a living that is

I'm a Philosopher, I say
Social Security encouraged me
They say, is there money in it

I charge Forty Dollars an hour
I say, used to that is
Now I sell it by the pound

How can I get some, they say
Have a seat, I say
Best forty dollars you'll ever spend

Copyright © D. C. Jordan | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Roof Missing| Details | |

Haiku Collage: Retirement News

colored leaves in yard
memories spice stew on stove -
sound of friend’s car door

open sunny days
dandelion seeds float by -
all my options gold

planting to be done
windows close doors swing open -
nature loves a hand

my timetable now -
more rainbows can be enjoyed
green pastures shared

Long Tooth
June 8, 2016

Copyright © Roof Missing | Year Posted 2016

Short Retirement poem by Venkat Ragavan| Details | |

The exudate of charisma

I did with sinking heart, notice
Ask me what, and I will deliver sans prejudice.
Minus three from a decade being on precipice,
Yet hammered for erecting defensive rise,
His self-belief pervaded poll's vice.
Thus ploughed he, relentless and determined
towards staggering recordings of happy lies.
Finally he did recede, failing entry's justice.

Copyright © Venkat Ragavan | Year Posted 2015

Short Retirement poem by Dan Keir| Details | |

Reflections: Midlife Crisis

P     aranoia permeates, etching itself into your fractured face,
A     cacophony of constant pressure; life remains a stressful race,
N     othing to hope for, no positives like promotion in the workplace,
I      nability to love, relationships lift anchor and set sail without chase,
C     hildren crushing dreams under mortgages; age grows with disgrace

Copyright © Dan Keir | Year Posted 2013