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Retirement Poems

Retirement Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about retirement. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for retirement.

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Premium Member WIDOWS' CLUB


the widows’ club
seasoned companions 
suitcases full of wit
playmates up for adventure
out for an escapade
consortium of allies
league of septuagenarians
a powerhouse of wisdom
tote travel bags of history



posted on February 24, 2020...Read More
Categories: age, history, retirement, travel, tribute, wisdom, women,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member retirement
It came upon me suddenly;
I was unprepared and surprised.
They met around my drab sick bed,
“Retirement” they advised.

As I sat with my boss and peers
as my future was foretold.
No more praise or prize for me.
My illness had knocked me cold.

It took...Read More
Categories: age, old, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Out To Pasture
Retirement from community development,
facilitating cooperative economic justice
in this post-millennial time of climate crisis,
feels like being put out to pasture
with the rest of us toothless and feckless horses

Stalking senior centers
and gated communities
to weather the fade-out storm
of physical
and mental,
natural
and spiritual encroaching unease
and...Read More
Categories: retirement, age, health, horse, integrity, political, power, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Good, Bad and Special
The Good,                                      ...Read More
Categories: retirement, friend, love, silence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Milestones and Moments
Our life is made up of milestones,                                 ...Read More
Categories: retirement, life, remember,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Surprised Death
A happy go lucky guy was he,   
until the "thread" of bad health set in.      
As the many years passed by,            ...Read More
Categories: retirement, angel, brother, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Lord
This world can be a hard cold place,                                ...Read More
Categories: retirement, fire, life, me, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Investment In Heaven
Investment In Heaven
Written: by Miracle Man
2-20-2020

My finances never deprive me of needed sleep,
though thoughts of collecting, find me somewhat beguiled.
Because I enumerate blessings, not counting sheep,
In Heaven you'll find my retirement plan is now filed.


Proactively I check on its growth...Read More
Categories: god, retirement,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Rise Above LM
Reality is something you rise above,                                  ...Read More
Categories: retirement, bird, hate, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Happy Pills


Must take my “happy pills” twice a day
Or another collapse will be on its way
Nothing serious
Don't get supercilious
Unless I bash  my beano if off-target I'll stray




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Categories: retirement,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Encountering Paradox Upon The Eve of My Retirement
God of changing changelessness.
God of endless surprises,
confounding the confoundless.
You are the God of Paradox,
revealing to children, that,
which you hide from the learned.
Those mortals you touch,
utterly transformed, Divinely
refereeing matches between
angelic wrestlers and mere mortals,
Jacob becoming the limping Israel,
Moses’ staff raining down...Read More
Categories: retirement, confusion, endurance, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oh What A Beautiful Day
Oh what a beautiful day                                   ...Read More
Categories: retirement, beautiful, bird, sky, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Am In A Pickle With You
Here we sit all cold and wet,                                 ...Read More
Categories: retirement, best friend, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shantelle
Remember when we were young,                                   ...Read More
Categories: retirement, boy, friendship, girl,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Lull
As I slept a spell fell over me                                ...Read More
Categories: retirement, dream, music, storm,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member So Long, Marlene
So long, Marlene, we mean to say, we'll miss you when you go
The thought of you will cheer us through this tide of chill and snow
Through winter storm stay snug and warm beside the fire's glow
May you abide the growing...Read More
Categories: humor, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Do You Believe in Futures
I believe in futures,
God's miracles guest.

The friendship with relatives and friends,
Sometimes I dream of having a boyfriend and husband again.

I used to dream of becoming a performer,
Singing a solo, I sang the song "Wiseman Say".

The seniors in the dinning-hall all...Read More
Categories: retirement, appreciation, blessing, future, god, happiness, miracle, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Angels Come In All Shapes And Sizes
(This dog was an angel in a fur coat)


Angels come in all shapes and sizes
this one was full of prizes.
An Easter gift,
oh! so soft and not stiff.
Boys got her at the pound,        ...Read More
Categories: retirement, angel, dog, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Does Anybody Care About Her Life
When I was young,                                    ...Read More
Categories: retirement, care, old, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Want A Doggy
Oh how I want a doggy, 
a bundle of love and fur.                            ...Read More
Categories: retirement, dog, friend, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Music Food and Love Play On
The music of the clanging from the chilled glass of wine,                             ...Read More
Categories: retirement, food, love, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SAVE MORE
Stashing away is my resolution
and extra thousand or two
valuing each paycheck that I
earn, saving for a time when work is through.

Mutual funds, IRA’s, annuities
options for saving everywhere.
Retirement will be wonderful
especially with plenty money there.

2/7/20

Resolutions Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Matt Caliri
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Categories: retirement, money, new year,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Shot in his behind
Wendell, just getting off work,
going to a favorite place to chill.
Heading home by way of
Pharaoh’s bar & grill.
With the hope of winning,
his retirement one day.
Wendell stepped into 
Bucks Shoeshine Parlor 
to play the Lottery and
a few lucky numbers.
234, 485, 492,...Read More
Categories: retirement, confidence, destiny, fantasy, imagination, life, men,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fair Day
In a Ferris wheel I feel like I can touch the sky,                            ...Read More
Categories: retirement, fun, kid, sky,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When I Grow Up
When I grow Up,                                    ...Read More
Categories: retirement, inspiration, relationship, world,
Form: Rhyme