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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.
Can I Rest
Can I rest? That's the quest Most of us are addicted to stress Which helps when things are next, next, next But when they slow down life's a mess Why the later I go to sleep, the earlier I wake Everything...Read More
Categories: retirement, analogy, appreciation, break up,
Form: Rhyme



Military Plight Of Pakistan
Pakistan is at the moment in a grip of a quagmire led by all the institutions that have been most shamefully compromised by greed of unlawful wealth and illegal control of it's rich resources.Imran Khan...Read More
Categories: retirement, books, corruption, education, fire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ON THE PATH OF PASSION
I'm in love In the path of passion We care not where our sensual thoughts Wander. I'm telling everyone in heaven I'm in love. A resounding explosion of a super nova. Is the sound of my carefree cravings I...Read More
Categories: retirement, desire, feelings, flower, fun,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member When the whistle blows
When the whistle blows You combat for your dreams When the whistle blows You retire from your dreams When the whistle blows for the last time You have to say aloha And before the last whistle blows You have to...Read More
Categories: dream, life, retirement, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member this is the life
gone are the days of craziness and stress AP: Honorable Mention 2022 Posted on September 25, 2022...Read More
Categories: appreciation, life, peace, retirement,
Form: Free verse



A Quiet Life
pace haste throttles down retirement nest egg dwindles one rainbow trout, small...Read More
Categories: journey, retirement,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Lifes Direction
Life had direction Purpose always known Knew which way to head Knew which way to go Living in the moment Walking a certain direction Knowing the next step On life’s path of intention Achieving many milestones A fulfilled life aglow The path of direction since...Read More
Categories: identity, lost, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member unwanted for hire
Unwanted for hire Minimal money desired I am gifted and hold a degree Post it plainly there, for all to read I'm Experienced in degrading deeds Things that happen now but aren't often...Read More
Categories: environment, inspirational, retirement, society,
Form: Rhyme
happy and complete
John had a favorite reading chair near the corner of the room angled towards the fireplace with a tall lamp light set at just the right height padded with his wife's embroidered cushions by his side and a...Read More
Categories: retirement, bible, christian, dream, family,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Retirement Benefits
Can't get to sleep Wake up too late Afternoon snooze Mealtimes confused Yet when I get up early All day I'm surly ...Read More
Categories: food, fun, retirement, sleep,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member RETIREMENT
I looked around my little cubicle Used up days months years Those files lying stacked up Decades piled up to reach the dream And here I am about to retire Most of my life, till then perspired! The game the...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Before and After
Prior to my retirement the fog was out there ...Read More
Categories: old, retirement, weather,
Form: Monoku
Hindsight
It was during his winter and before his expiration When he bade me to come sit beside him. In between the sounds of a life, enforced, Those machines were all that controlled The course of his blood. Soon enough,...Read More
Categories: age, allegory, love, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Tired When Retired
If you’re tired when retired You have just yourself to blame, For the stresses of employment You no longer get to claim. How you manage all your hours Is within your own control, Whether sloth or not-a-minute- To-yourself’s become your...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Quiet Place That I Sought
When I was down in the dumps I longed to be away from the din of the world And a quiet place I sought Nature has always been my refuge Amid the clump of trees where the wind...Read More
Categories: happiness, peace, retirement,
Form: Free verse

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Definition | What is Retirement in Poetry?