Retirement Grief Poems

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Details | Free verse |
He was always so happy
strong and bold.
He'd give you the shirt off of his back.
Tough.
Independent.
He had a rough life
growing up through the depression,
but like he always does,
he got through it.
He has two boys, of whom he is so proud.
Moved from Regina, to Victoria.
He had the best life anyone his age could have wanted.
But ever since his wife died, 
he has not been the same.
Sad
Lonely
Empty.
But like he has always done,
he got through it.
Mind slipping, 
just a little forgetful.
That's how it always starts out...
But like always, he powered through it, 
until now...
He is not the same person that I used to know.
He been sentenced to the prison in his own mind.
Possessed by the thoughts of his dogs ashes.
He likes to play the blame game,
but we know he doesn't remember that it was him.
He wakes up in the night
shaking with pain, 
tears streaming down his face.
There is nothing we can do,
Oh well...
Two more tylenol.
Hold on to hope
for as long as you can,
It's only a matter of time now.
He gets vocal, a very loud tone.
He'll block you in your room
and make false accusations
But we know that it's the pain induced monster in him.
Tick tock, tick tock...
You can't handle the stress anymore
you have to leave.
Just hope for the best, 
maybe it will get better.
Surprise, it doesn't.
Your denial is foolish, everyone knows 
what happens next.
Sedation
Medication
Anger
Hurt
All results of
dementia

Copyright © Laura Hamilton | Year Posted 2013




Details | Acrostic |
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

Details | Blank verse |
Bearable winter 
Blanket covered cold
Attacked by white Gas   of
Fallen Snow
 
But unbearable silent
Cripples into the home
Like a snake
To live with loneliness

Get Scattered past
Comes like a shooting star
Burning and blasting 
As a thunder bolt 
To the vulnerable heart

Like a novel keeps turning pages
Last chapters of the age
Tries to be active
Like a butterfly
While the birds are vanishing
Letting to the cold

Heater in the home
Makes warm the room
Cooks once in a way
Finding the present to share it
At the evening table

Cold darken lumpish light
Turns to here and there
Trying to realize 
The nature of life

 A sigh of pain 
Or a sigh of relief
Unconsciously comes
Likewise something missed
In the life of four seasons

Udaya R. Tennakoon





Copyright © Udaya R. Tennakoon | Year Posted 2013




Details | Rhyme |
Didn't see it, creeping in door at first, wasn't bothered much chill appeared, quite pondered emptiness, a painless touch. Daytime now resembles dusk no birds welcome light of morn bad news just another thought feel no joy of baby born. Eagerly wait hours to pass what's next, I don't know windows view, lifeless and grey Nature's beauty, nor to show. Never rush, no being late freedom is what to fear nothing to solve, no complaints meaning fades from proud career. Reminisce of long times past useless with no one to share wasted is knowledge of life cause, Loneliness doesn't care.

Copyright © carl jent | Year Posted 2017

Details | Verse |
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 for contest SPEAK YOUR TRUTH sponsored by MADISON DEMETROS - January 8, 2018

Copyright © Line Gauthier | Year Posted 2018