Retirement Loss Poems

These Retirement Loss poems are examples of Loss poems about Retirement. These are the best examples of Loss Retirement poems written by international poets.


Thanks For Your Help by Bernard Chan
All her belongings fitted into a suitcase and a small carry-on bag.

After 18 years, my helper was going home for good.

During those years, not a...

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Categories: appreciation, family, goodbye, loss,

MY FRIEND RETIRES by Jim Tidd
She walked today,
always there, sixteen years, and
I am at a loss....

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Categories: friend, loss, retirement,



Life Changes Unexpectedly by DM Babbit
I sat and watched quietly
   the shuffle of her feet,
   the forceful lean upon the walker
and I wondered –  ...

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Categories: change, life, loss,

Queen Of The Rails by Jack Clark
The engine: Long and black
And sleek as she could be
She shook the earth in her approach
As her heraldry.

An atmosphere of steam and smoke
Expanding in her...

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Categories: loss, age, america, change, history,

Old Heart by Connie Moore
My Heart Is in Retirement 
I Gave it Too Much Pain 
The Hurt Has Made it Old 
And it Refuses to Love Again 
 
If...

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Categories: goodbye, loss, love, pain,

The Beach of Promises by Scribbler Of Verses
The Beach of Promises


1.


Fingers entwined, barely touching,
turquoise waters teasing your dancing toes,

strolling along that serene deserted beach,
our promised dreams within aching reach.


2.


Hands clasped, holding on,
sea-breezes...

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Categories: loss, allegory, art, beach, beautiful,

Dementia by Laura Hamilton
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...

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Categories: loss, angel, art, beauty, caregiving,

Reflections: Midlife Crisis by Dan Keir
P     aranoia permeates, etching itself into your fractured face,
A     cacophony of constant pressure; life remains a stressful...

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Categories: loss, adventure, angst, autumn, business,

Solitude: To Yoda, An Ode by Dan Keir
Green bark a prism creates,
Feel the pull of earth, you must.

Rotates, a slime of endless hates,
Can hold me not, this world’s crust.

Friendship’s ties, isolation Deflates,
Succumbs,...

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Categories: loss, adventure, angst, confusion, dark,

Setting up House by Brent Cloyd
I met a woman, fell in love
She was a gift from above
Soon she became my spouse
We gathered things and set up house.

Some things were new...

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Categories: loss, adventure, angst, caregiving, confusion,

Premium MemberUncertain Times by Francine Roberts
 " With barely a nod they delivered the news
     ... the store is closing, your job you will lose."

 ...

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Categories: confusion, loss, work,

Uncle Mack by mark king
Old Uncle Mack had a long life,
seen alot,
racism and civil rights,
picked cotton in a hot summer field 
for a man who didn't care for him.
He...

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Categories: loss, black african american, life,

Labor Day by Glen Enloe
He never made retirement—
palmed sallow watch.

Years bled bloodless,
stooped obliquely
in steel mills.

Mother said
he was tired—
so tired
as he drank
last days in liquid slurs.

The mill closed
after his death—
now...

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Categories: death, father, loss, sad,

The Gardener by Ashley Lowery
He spent the golden years in his
garden growing vegetables like weeds.

With a Midas-like touch, instead of
gold, everything turned green.

Spring, summer and autumn, something 
about growing...

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Categories: death, father, loss, winter,