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Best Retirement Poems

Below are the all-time best Retirement poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of retirement poems written by PoetrySoup members


The Rusted Gate
Rusted, but well oiled and continuously in use, heaven’s gate. 

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Categories: image, retirement,



Premium Member Where Did The Years Go
Remember years ago, when you were fit
Now you can't stand too long, before you have to sit
And all the times that you ran to catch...

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Categories: age, old, retirement,

Premium Member Wild Birds and Nutsy
Wild Birds and Nutsy

There still is beauty in the lengthy life,
Tho no longer glamorous corporate strife,
Grief and relief fall on first lonely days,
Staring outside at...

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Categories: age, appreciation, retirement,

Retired
Strolling around town 
At prohibited time 
Ignoring the church bell sounds
While I see people hurrying 
Down the sidewalk
On their way to work 

Think maybe I'll...

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Categories: age, city, freedom, retirement,

Confession of a silent Artist
Creative writers are never given flowers while they still breathing poetry.

Biters wait patiently for the last breath to pay their respect and get paid with...

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Categories: retirement, absence, anger, caregiving, hero,

Premium Member From Pinnacle to Cynical
From Pinnacle to Cynical 

When we were young
We had our dreams
But, in our future we would find
That many times along the way
There were mountains, we...

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Categories: retirement, adventure, allusion, change, future,

Premium Member Punctuated in Time
Cant lift my eyes beyond half past seven anymore
Nay! I do not wish to see...
Past hyphens and inverted commas
Lies and more catastrophe

Ambidextrous clock with appalling...

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Categories: retirement, abuse, art, humanity, imagery,

Talking Trash
The alarm clock brushed my teeth and then forced me to drink orange juice.
As I looked out the window, a cement sky was pulling down...

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© Luke Irwin  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retirement, me, me,

So Words Become
So words become; the order of the day
and order of the day becomes
the soldiered meaning of all work and play,
the ever present, beating drums.

Then words...

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© Tom Hitt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retirement, allegory, allusion, death, introspection,

New Future Of The Internet
New Future Of The
Internet


Cable cost are up
too high
You turned to the
internet and so have
I

My Youtube channel
is the way to go
Now I can even make
video shows

I...

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Categories: retirement, business, career, film, grandparents,

Premium Member A Better Day After All
A Better Day After All

A ring of the phone announced
A holiday call to say “hello” 
The news from working days,
Days sometimes bringing nostalgic yearning,
That feeling...

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Categories: blessing, retirement,

Premium Member FROM NOW ON - REFLECTION ON RETIREMENT


From now on 
Mornings will never be the same

How fortunate I feel
Can’t take it for granted
Everyday I am thankful
Not rich but enough to get by

Free...

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Categories: retirement, change, future, hope, inspiration,

Procrastination
I’m thinking about thinking about retiring
     Not sure when that will be
I know I need to make a change
  ...

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Categories: humorous, retirement,

Is Today Actually Tomorrow
Woke this morning, thought, might take a shower
     it's 9:00 am already, will eat lunch in a few hours.

When I dust...

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© carl jent  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retirement, age, change, loneliness, lonely,

Premium Member The Patina of an Old Cowboy
His skin like the patina of worn out leather,
burnt and cracked from many hours in the sun.
Across the wide plains in the hot Texas weather,
he...

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Categories: old, retirement,

Premium Member Nineseventeenpm
As the second hand ticks away my breaths
a half-clad moon catches my eye.
Was a time when I might've seen
the ghost of half-eaten melon,
but I'm older...

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Categories: age, retirement,

My Final Curtain - for The Last contest
My Final Curtain  (for The Last... contest)

No encore demanded, I stand alone
No applause as I hang up my ‘microphone’
But what do they care, for...

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Categories: death, retirement,

Premium Member I Will Go To Jail Instead of A Nursing Home
During lunch I announced when I retire I am going to go to jail.
What?
Jail, I repeated. I will rob a bank or something.
The three others...

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Categories: grandparents, retirement,

Premium Member I've lost a step or two
I've lost a step or two, or maybe three
   My memory isn't what is used to be

It takes me forever to get going...

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Categories: age, fear, loss, retirement,

Happy Retirement
My most beloved teacher
For the past three years 
You have taught me lot of things
Though most of the time
The subjects you taught are a bit...

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Categories: retirement,

On Your Job Retirement
You are a very precious treasure more than a golden gem
Working so hard for many years serving your fellowmen
You shared your knowledge, strengths and whole...

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© Galeo DS  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retirement,

Retirement Plan
 Retirement Plan

Dr. James E. Martin
©February, 2013

Now that I’ve reached a ripe old age,
I sit on the porch and sip sweet tea.
Some may question the...

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Categories: funny, life, retirement, may,

Off the Bench
my baseball playing days in Teeners league
hardly played my main position was bench
by not playing I never had fatigue
use to dream of being like Johnny...

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Categories: baseball, retirement,

Premium Member Retirement- A Time to Rest
Hibernation collects the highest rank
calmness, walloping in the coolest hole
sleep possesses wealth in the biggest bank
activity in a minimal role
tough muscles on old age can't...

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Categories: holiday, life, retirement,

Premium Member RESPECTED
No need to brag
Jeter #2 was born to play and win; now that’s swag
For twenty years he has been the face of the MLB
Games played...

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Categories: baseball, goodbye, retirement, sports,