MY RETIREMENT

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I'm not retired yet but this is what I want to do in the next two or three years.

So much to wish for and so little time.
I really must get my life back in line.

So much I had hoped for that did no0t come about;
But I can't fix a thing if I sit down and pout.

There's still time to do it, don't sit here and mope.
Just get busy and plan where there's still life there's hope.

The fact that I'm old doesn't mean that I'm dead.
I've still lots of ideas going 'round in my head.

Some people will say that my life is over.
Much past fifty and you;re pushing up clover;

But I'm just getting started, must be a late bloomer,
'Cause I don't feel old and my vision is truer.

I'm wiser, more steady and I know what I want.
In youth you're still searching, you don't know what's what.

To raise up a family I gave up a lot.
I cleaned, cooked and sewed and my dreams I forgot.

The kids were my life and I gave all I had.
I never looked back or felt angry or sad.

Now my babies are grown, they have kids of their own.
Sometimes they will visit or call on the  phone.

Now it's my turn and I plan to have fun.
I'll pamper myself, take my place in the sun.

A house in the country away from the city.
I'll garden, raise chickens, I'll be sitting pretty.

I'll breathe the fresh air scented with flowers,
And mark time by the days, not by minutes and hours.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 5/23/2016 4:25:00 AM
Retirement sounds great my friend. Enjoy. Nice write. Thanks for sharing it.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/24/2016 1:39:00 PM
Thanks so much Ravi. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/22/2016 2:41:00 PM
Way to go..Yes, children and husbands take over our lives and who we are separate from being a wife and mother..I enjoyed reading your thoughts..I hope that farm works out..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/23/2016 8:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Sara. Knew you would know how I feel. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/22/2016 3:21:00 AM
So long as you're healthy, you will enjoy your retirement. God bless. Victor
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/23/2016 8:17:00 PM
Yes indeed Victor. If you have your health you have everything you need. Thanks bunches, God Bless, JB
Date: 5/21/2016 6:13:00 PM
You sound SO content, Judy. this is marvelous and heart felt.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/23/2016 8:11:00 PM
If we learn to be content in whatever condition we are in we can move forward. You have to work with what you have. Thanks bunches. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/21/2016 5:54:00 PM
Go for it Judy. It's the sense of freedom that is the best.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/23/2016 6:44:00 PM
Thanks so much Barry. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/21/2016 5:36:00 PM
Sounds great! Enjoy yourself to the fullest!
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/23/2016 6:35:00 PM
Thanks so much Robert. When the time comes I intend to. God Bless, JB