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Retirement

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Retirement

The retirement age for SSB
Is fast approaching seventy
And age past which - we should retire
Leaving little time - 'til we expire

We'll take pills to medicate
Which will keep us somewhat healthy
And are over priced - as merchandise
But make others - very wealthy

Our fixed incomes won't keep up
With run away inflation
So we'll sit at home - we'll eat like birds
And live in caged - anticipation

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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:48:00 PM
    oh my very very sadly, you have captured what I greatly fear for my future. I can see it now, sitting in my big chair. I will just stock up on sunflower seeds that I love so much. At least I can't get too fat in my old age munching on those. haha Time for me to get off here now. I enjoyed seeing your work tonight.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 9/27/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think that we'll both be ok.
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Hope you never need anyone...good luck Terry xoxo Stay healthy. Sad.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 8:39:00 AM
    It is funny, but so true. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/3/2013 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucilla
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:20:00 PM
    an amusing poem with a lot of truth in it!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ilene. I hope I won't be one of those sad statistics.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:13:00 PM
    very sad news indeed. I am so looking forward to it..... NOT.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just hope I can enjoy retirement when I get there.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 10:42:00 AM
    Hey Jon, boy this is so true to life, I know, lol. Rollo

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rollo
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:54:00 AM
    We're all being pushed over the 'cliff', or should I say, we're following the rest of the sheep to the bottom of the pit... Terry

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, it's so saaaaad. ie baaaaaad news.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:51:00 AM
    Good write, Jon. You always have such an interesting way to view things, though this sounds very...depressing! :( I know...life! I wish you long life and health in this New Year, my friend.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Eileen. Sending you well wishes as too. I love your new avatar.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:16:00 AM
    Good write, Jon. People can't just live on just SS nowadays. That is why we see many seniors are still working. Hopefully, they have family members that can look out for them. Enjoyed. Have great New Year's Eve! Don't party too hard :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yep, that's why I'm still working. Well, I could probably retire now if I were willing to do without health insurance, medicine, a roof over my head, the comfort of warm cloths, food. But I owe, I owe so it's off to work I go.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:10:00 AM
    Last day of 2012, I welcome you to 2013. - - HAPPY NEW YEAR! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/31/2012 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    An exciting new year is just hours away. oxox