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Retirement Poems | Examples of Retirement Poetry

Retirement Poems. Below are examples of poems about retirement. This list of retirement poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of retirement poetry. This list of works about retirement is an excellent resource for examples on how to write retirement poems.

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List of Retirement Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Epitaph Tamara Hopkins Couplet retirement, appreciation, death, farewell, grave,
A Long Journey Prince Adufah Rhyme desire, journey, prayer, retirement,
Premium Member Poem Anticipation CayCay Jennings Shape retirement, christmas, halloween, happy birthday,
Premium Member Poem Got to go harry horsman Free verse nostalgia, retirement,
Remember the Day Billy Jones Free verse age, retirement,
Premium Member Poem Set Sail in my Camper Van Kevin Shaw Rhyme desire, dream, fantasy, retirement,
Dance Or Dangle curtis johnson Free verse retirement, celebration, change, dance, family,
Premium Member Poem A Happy Retirement Jack Ellison Limerick retirement,
Premium Member Poem The Retirement Home The Final Stop Maurice Rigoler Free verse death, retirement,
Zero To 69 curtis johnson Prose Poetry age, life, retirement,

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My Life
by Curtis Moorman
MY LIFE

Born in Dublin on Saint Patrick's Day
School; spelling champ; steady girl
Senior Prom; graduation; went away
Air Force career; traveled the world

Turkey; Germany; England; Japan
Korea; Vietnam;...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: career, military, retirement, soldier,

A---------
by olaoluwa samuel
A sweetly boring speech i gave
as i heard snoring  and voices with diverse pitch
hoping they would be calm and behave
then realised it's not my...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, age, analogy, anxiety, confidence,

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When I Am Retired
by Caren Krutsinger
When I am retired I shall lie around eating cookies, ignoring the phone.
Wait! I already do that.
When I am retired I shall do whatever I...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,

FALLING CURTAIN
by Anulaxmi Nayak
Falling Curtain



Retirement phase
Quay of sundry events
Dormant Volcano!

Copyright Anulaxmi Nayak ,17th September 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, change, deep, retirement,

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Let Me Have This Day
by Greg Gaul
Ninety years already, life continues to amaze
Respecting elders - meaningful, polite phrase
Spent too much time living in a daze
Now I'm learning to maximize my days

Stifle...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, age, appreciation, care, feelings,

Starting Today
by Moses Gava
(Moses Gava Featuring Kudakwashe Victor Shoko)

Neither did it start yesterday
Nor yesteryear
A scroll further backward
Deep into the historical era 
I could see him crawling 
During those...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,

VACATION TIME IS OVER
by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr
time to get back to work
so get  alert
don't be a jerk
face the fact
time to get back
no longer summer clover
no more sunshine
VACATION
TIME IS OVER
...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,

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Fear
by Gershon Wolf
Retirees' number one fear ---
   Will I outlive my money?

Number two, close behind ---
  Will my money outlive me?...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, fear, money, retirement,

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Who Do You Think You Are
by Curtis Moorman
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

I am a 'good ol' boy' from Georgia
Who makes an effort to write poetry
I enter contests and sometimes win
But if...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, death of a friend,

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FREE
by Line Gauthier


free to keep busy
retirement life
suiting her just fine



posted on August 16, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, freedom, inspiration, passion, perspective,

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Now I Get It
by Caren Krutsinger
I usually spend my summer vacation outside, all day long,
Enjoying the flowers, the bushes, the trees, and the birds that I have planted and or...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,

Fear of Disappearing
by Rhona McFerran
The older I get
the more I feel it
the slow and
constant fading
vibrant colors graying
my orbit decaying
spark of life dimmed

So I talk a little louder
a little too...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, age, how i feel,

I Scream
by Rico Leffanta
The stars outshine a pale moonbeam
We try in vain to touch our dream
We live each day
To hope and pray
We shall end it all with ice...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, death, depression, food, life,

RADHAD JAM
by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr
some was under care
some sit and stare
no doudt
they came out
 it was music too soul pop hiphop
was food
  the party was cool
SERV 
cheese and...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,

RADHAD JAM
by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr
some was under care
some sit and stare
no doudt
they came out
 it was music too soul pop hiphop
was food
  the party was cool
SERV 
cheese and...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,

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The Patina of an Old Cowboy
by John Gondolf
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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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: old, retirement,

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Nineseventeenpm
by Dale Gregory Cozart
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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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, retirement,

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Choose Wisely
by Caren Krutsinger
Acid reflux.
Swollen ankles.
Arthritic feet.
Try not to get old.

Extra weight.
Bad teeth.
Unhappy gums.
Stay young as long as you can.

Sluggishness.
Apathy.
Indifference.
Okay, now, people, we’re getting into choices now.

Choose wisely.
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, age, emotions, grandfather, grandmother,

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FROM NOW ON - REFLECTION ON RETIREMENT
by Line Gauthier


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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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, change, future, hope, inspiration,

A Sleepover
by Abdul Malik
If I but find a deep dark cave in some remote a cove
Oh, I’ll curl up on a bed of leaves and hibernate like the...

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Sijo | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement,