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Retirement Poems | Examples of Retirement Poetry

Retirement Poems - Examples of all types of retirement poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for retirement.
Guilty Pleasure
It’s that one cigarette, I allow myself after the wife leaves for work. The sixteen-ounce coffee I walk to the corner Bodega for every day, I’m not supposed to drink, okay. Maybe throw a donut in there or buttered 'Everything Bagel'...Read More
Categories: age, retirement,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Retired---PS
I said when I was only ten I knew just what I wished to be. I now look back with no regrets. The choice to teach was right for me. Great news emerged, and I retired. when I’d taught school...Read More
Categories: career, poetry, retirement,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Ripening of Love
(Oregon Coast, Oct. 2015) The Ripening of Love (for Carol) The balance of power Neither winning or losing, up or down Even, harmoniously at ease, Contented with whatever Life brings. (1/31/24) ...Read More
Categories: love, marriage, relationship, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If I had the Time
If I had the time I would make sculptures out of pencils You are retired I said Why don’t you have the time? TV and computer games are stealing it he said. I created a gorilla out of pencils while...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Retired - ITQ
From dawn to dusk, life's rhythm flows, Children march, adults toil, time goes. Household chores consume, days, time flows, Elderly sit, watch, sigh, with vows. This morning, hope rose with the sun, A splendid day where dreams are spun. Social media...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Quatorzain



Premium Member all good and some bad things come to an end
Retirement offers things new I'm shouting a hip-hip yahoo If what you’re feeling Comes from a glass ceiling Stop squealing and just say I'm through! Retirement offers a lift With no bad-ass boss who gets miffed Since freedom will ring The songs that...Read More
Categories: humor, retirement,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member One more day
One more day closer to retirement -so I can do what I really want to do in life...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member the real edge of tomorrow
Now retired and set for this life I'll hang in the kitchen with wife Am I paranoid? She seems so annoyed It scares me when she grabs a knife...Read More
Categories: anxiety, humor, retirement, wife,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member My Little White Lie
My sister once had a dream, that was driving her crazy. It seemed so real, but it was very faint and hazy. She thought it was real but couldn’t remember who. She said, “if I don’t figure this...Read More
Categories: retirement, brother, dream, memory, remember,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Beanbag Baseball
elderly people some with walkers or canes, teams opposite each other, smiling nervously on one...Read More
Categories: fun, retirement, sports,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We call them snowbirds
Florida is home warm and sunny beach goers retired from work force...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Country Living
an actor he was typecast a soldier hit by a blast but as of right now he milks a sad cow farming a dramatic past. ...Read More
Categories: retirement, age, autumn, farm, happiness,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Empty House
The Empty House My first recollections of our life here Will always be the tropical landscape, The endless rows of swaying palm trees, The miles of impressionist shades of green, And the abundant brilliant bursts of color....Read More
Categories: age, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Lee Retiree, 66 Remix
Lee Retiree, 66 Remix Never one to be lazy, Lee’s energy astonishes, Clarity hallmark avoids the hazy, Kristie et. al. he garnishes, Materials investigator a la Dick Tracy, Friends, Lee never tarnishes, Quick stick moves as a Blue Jay, Loyalty, he harnesses, Learned from...Read More
Categories: appreciation, birthday, brother, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
The Passage of Summer
A veil of clouds ghosts the front lawn and soft fall of rain patters— the passage of summer. Leaves cling onto branches- and in reflection I wonder how long before they drift to the ground. My ears ring while I listen to the song of nothingness and I gaze out the window- where...Read More
Categories: retirement, age, allegory, autumn, nature,
Form: Free verse

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