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Long Retirement Poems

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An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already fairly tall, 6’1.” He was 48 and of medium height,...

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Categories: retirement, father son,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member Our EarthCafe CoOp
In one sense,
the Cafe CoOp
started as my therapeutic retirement dream.

in quite another
the CoOp goes back to when I was eight,
and I thought,
assumed really,
everyone indulged in Thought Experiments
about what would my optimal Eden Paradise.
restoring peace and...

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Categories: business, education, games, health, humor, integrity, retirement,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member THE JOURNEY
Once upon a weedy lawn
At Cedar Oaks Retirement Home
There sat my mother, weak and old
On an afghan knit to block the cold.

It was summer, but in mom's grey eyes
Was winter, when all around us dies.

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Categories: retirement, appreciation, child, daughter, devotion, family, forgiveness, mom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beary Tales Episodes 15-24, More Poet's Notes
Note to Readers of Previous Versions:
There are so many new vignettes scattered throughout the poem that I hope you will reread the whole thing! There are many new GEMS, improvements to previous verses and improved...

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Categories: retirement, adventure, beauty, friendship, innocence, love, mentor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member I Want A Doggy
Oh how I want a doggy, 
a bundle of love and fur.                       ...

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Categories: retirement, dog, friend, love,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member The Interview - for Contest
This situation has no basis in reality; in fact, it is ludicrously unreal. However, the likes and dislikes shown of its author are completely true!

Scene: A comfortable office where Andrea Dietrich is finishing up with...

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Categories: retirement, fantasy,
Form: Prose
Premium Member When You Call The Lord -The Piroutte Style

~ When  You  Call  The  Lord ~
( Piroutte )

In Him find Love, Hope, Peace
In trouble call His name
He'll respond Your call
Come in heart, live in you
When you call the Lord is...

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Categories: retirement, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Revolutionary Plutocracy
Those who get,
get more.
Those who want,
want more.

Evolution is not survival of the fittest species,
but thrival of the greatest fit with least endosymbiotic change required
whether we speak of polycultural enrichment
or meta-paradigmatic revolutions in understanding multicultural enrichment.


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Categories: retirement, health, love, political, science, wisdom, integrity,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Unforgettable Places - Acts
I have so many places/acts dear to my heart
I’m just dying to share some with you
Not to boast, I but honor them, all played a part,
I'm sure helped to bring me in your view!

Tell me...

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Categories: retirement, appreciation, blessing, family, life, love,
Form: Quatrain
The Mountain Goat
The noise aboard the motor boat reminds me that I was not alone
The high perspiration smell from the young couple sitting beside me
caused me to remember the green wood’s in Virginia and the squirrels
chasing each...

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Categories: retirement, angel, courage, creation, friendship, leadership, love, missing,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Reflection On An Aging Nomad
I finally finished retiring four years ago,
a process that started in my mid-fifties
due to late adopting kids with special needs,
including needs for me to be home
to personally walk them on,
harness them in,
and wheel them back...

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Categories: age, health, integrity, relationship, religion, retirement, river,
Form: Political Verse
A Stranger in the Soup Kitchen Spills the Beans
I have a friend, old and retired, who keeps busy helping the poor. Let's call him Ted because he wants to remain anonymous. Some of his ideas, he says, wouldn’t make many of his neighbors...

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Categories: retirement, poverty,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Niitthaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Canto 3 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
Niithaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of Ascetics, Canto 26 of the Thirukkural, the Tamil Classical Treatise on Ethics, Translation and Commentary by T. Wignesan 

[Given the scarcity of information (mostly conflicting even then) on the...

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Categories: education, humanity, life, philosophy, retirement, tamil,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member In Our Town
In my town
the spiritual warriors conjoined our nature conservancy advocates,
our homeless entertainers and mystics incarnated all the green organic dreams of the food righteousness brigade,

Eternal earth-day worshipers
began pilgrimages with gardeners and pet-owners and parents,
to establish...

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Categories: retirement, community, culture, environment, health, political, poverty, religion,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Inside Outdoor Voices
Just as honesty plants seeds of integrity
so too
vulnerability plants seeds of honesty.

My primary vocation
in this my gay grandfatherly retiring age
is to parent mindbody challenged adolescents
of diverse colors
as ecotherapeutically as possible
to optimize their and our wealth

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Categories: retirement, environment, family, health, love, mental illness, parents,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Watering The Garden Of Dreams
What a beautiful filled garden with gorgeous colors,                           ...

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Categories: retirement, dream, flower, garden, water,
Form: Free verse
She wrote to me
           She Wrote To Me

My secret lover I left you 5 years ago I could not take it anymore I had 
to fill my emptiness...

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Categories: retirement, dark, emotions, lost, love, , cute,
Form: Prose Poetry
Mommy's words of wisdom
You are growing up right before my eyes, no longer the little girl, always on my thigh.
I have implanted a foundation as your parent to help you grow, but there are so many life things...

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Categories: retirement, life, my child, truth, wisdom, youth,
Form: ABC
Childish eyes all bright and new,
all encompassing,alive,
unending days,years ahead,
sleep comes easy in our bed;
Taut skin,strength of vibrant youth,
old age remote and unthought,
the future is tomorrow;
Our seed into another
soon springs forth and generates
rings to the...

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Categories: retirement, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Candidates For Success
For those who agree that love is success
and hate is failure,
some admittedly unsolicited advice
from low-income and retired voter trenches:

1. Do not only run as AntiTrumpian.
Trumpianism means no more or less than
AntiPolycultural HealthyWealth
of and for Restoring...

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Categories: retirement, culture, education, food, health, humor, integrity, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Where Did You Come From
Where did you come from,                              ...

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Categories: retirement, angel, dog, heaven, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Senior Luncheon
YouthGroup interviews WiseElder lunch crowd


(1) What do you recommend for improving our long-term health prospects?

Question met with quiet,
not smug,
possibly embarrassed?

I'm eighty years old.
My goal is to continue gracefully accepting my future losses.
I'm not sure that...

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Categories: retirement, age, childhood, health, meaningful, youth,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Retirement Planning
Retirement planning
may feel like civilian re-entry planning
as from-above ballistics continue heavy incoming
so persuasively my objective is not to win outside
but to get home safe again inside,
although I sadly know
home will never be that home of...

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Categories: earth, health, history, humanity, integrity, love, retirement,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Grazing the Garden
I retired a couple years ago
and decided to take a gardening class
because otherwise I probably would starve
even with food stamps,
given my retirement plan
was mainly to live off my still-freeloading adult perpetual-children.

This gardening class cost more...

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Categories: retirement, age, garden, humor, poverty,
Form: Prose Poetry
Customs To Getting Old
abuse, age, discrimination, health, introspection, lonely, old,

Customs To Getting Old  ©

There are very ingrained customs noted when getting old
Getting accustomed to old age is not one of them
One has to be blessed with 65...

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Categories: retirement, abuse, age, discrimination, health, introspection, lonely, old,
Form: Epic