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My friend just filed her papers,
After years and years of service,
To retire; she’s excited
But she’s also very nervous.

I remember just that feeling,
Worried that without my work
I would lose my sense of self and dwell
Where listlessness does lurk.

But that never really happened.
Of endeavors, there’s no lack
And I’m thrilled to not be working,
Never ever looking back.

My career was quite fulfilling;
I gave all that I could give
Yet since I have been retired,
I’m delighted just to live.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 5/24/2017 8:27:00 PM
Really enjoyed this as my own retirement draws nigh. Thank you for this great piece. Hugs Jon
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Date: 4/24/2017 10:06:00 PM
Thanks for decades of hard work, and now ... decades of hard play & -re-tire-ing. May your tires/tyres take you new places. Also fly ALLPOETRY Airlines.
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Date: 4/19/2017 1:38:00 PM
You echo my thoughts on this subject, Ilene! Retirement does not mean that we stop working, just doing it at our own pace:) To be honest, 24 hrs are now not enough in one day:) Regards // paul
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Date: 4/17/2017 1:10:00 AM
What an awesome ending stanza, dear. Lovely encouraging poem for those who fear the change that retirement brings. I applaud you on finding ways to remain active and...alive. :)
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Date: 4/16/2017 10:41:00 PM
Glad you are enjoying your retirement, Ilene! It seems you have been traveling a bit. I enjoyed reading your work! Blessings, Kim
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