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A glass, a sip
A chardonnay
Winding down after the long day
Leave it behind
All forgotten

Retiring soon
One day coming
Passing the baton, the madness
Years of abuse
About to end

Put up with it
For years and years
Now’s my time to heal and recoup
Let others deal
As best they can

Turn a blind eye
And a deaf ear
Someone else’s turn to perform
Feats of magic
Miracles, pouf!

A smile with that
Cherry on top
My tour of duty is over
Thanks for the laughs
It’s been a blast

Submitted on February 21, 2019, for contest 2019 POETRY MARATHON MILE 20 sponsored by MARK TONEY

and on January 8, 2018, for contest SPEAK YOUR TRUTH sponsored by MADISON DEMETROS

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Date: 1/12/2018 7:50:00 AM
Very clever and frolicking write that swirls many thoughts thru my head! I retired many, many years before I planned to and realized I had no idea what I liked to do. Finally, no clock up the you know what and no clue how to spend my time! So, I not only enjoyed your write, but wish you luck in fulfilling your dreams of retirement! All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 1/12/2018 9:31:00 AM
Thank you so much for your delightful visit, CayCay. I'm sure you will agree that the PS community is an amazing place to spend at least some of your retirement free time.