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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.
Premium Member Slow Motion
My zealous passion for marathons, had me in frequent races, Striving always for that finish line, and touring many places. I always seemed to come alive, with cool breezes rushing by, Feeling footloose and fancy-free, like blackbirds in...Read More
Categories: retirement, endurance, fantasy, happiness, magic,
Form: Couplet

A Prayer For The Old Folks
Should a wooden chair that rocks ...Read More
Categories: retirement, age, fun, humor, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On the Trail - Found in an Ancient Secret Chamber I
Tablet I Fallacy’s to Debate Though one may retire from a job One never retires from working On their purpose… A life-long, living-long, career Subject to no one’s employer But one’s Self Served in chunks of one’s own Time As gathered from set...Read More
Categories: adventure, journey, life, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wait Until You Get Home Please
They had eight retirees We were all excited They put all of our names on the cake Mine was the smallest I figured they forgot me and had to squeeze me in That’s okay The boss gave a little speech about...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Retirement
Dog catcher Ferguson Jeeves Found a new job raking leaves. Since he turned eighty-one Neighbors now have more fun, He's no longer spreading fleas....Read More
Categories: retirement, autumn, dog, funny, giggle,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member Reborn
Reborn here now without baggage A soul so free to act on whim A path so new my eyes salvage The end, the edge, my self’s give in Horrid past, unwanted future Reborn here now without baggage Looming...Read More
Categories: retirement, deep, future, happy, loss,
Form: Quatern
A Cheap Watch And A Cake
You sell yourself for money Hour lunch two coffee breaks To punch a card at 5pm For a cheap watch and a cake You live on autopilot A zombie for the pay Make copies, staple papers Day, after day, after...Read More
Categories: retirement, anger, angst, business, farewell,
Form: Rhyme
The Phoenix Part Two
He once thanked Jesus for his fame when he was interviewed with his best friend Keanue Reeves. In the end, i think, that's what finally clocked him out As it was a den of...Read More
Categories: best friend, retirement, river,
Form: Free verse
Little did I realise when I swung Into the car park at Calder Glen That by the end of that week in August 2009 My days of teaching would be over. It all began so well Meeting an old colleague...Read More
Categories: retirement, age, analogy, confidence, farewell,
Form: Free verse
The Bolder Boys
The Bolder Boys (rivals of The Golden Girls) Two graying seniors with appalling chimera bantering back and forth - mental meandering. Be it mirage or dreams from another era - they diminish the other's philandering. Fanfaronade -...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, old, retirement,
Form: Quatrain
Soft rain at window invites reflection retreat ...Read More
Categories: retirement, allegory, allusion, appreciation, encouraging,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Highly Overdue
Retirement coming Crescent looming on the back Wrapped old trees in cloth. Written: August 26, 2021...Read More
Categories: analogy, old, retirement,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member VOICE WITHIN
life has somewhat calmed down now that I’ve bowed out from the rat race and officially finally now retired I’ve learned to disentangle myself from the merciless mundane madness I don’t miss that old hamster wheel forever spinning out of control I’m...Read More
Categories: future, god, pride, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A flower in paradise
A flower in paradise There’s a lack of nostalgic golden bell, Garden flowers in...Read More
Categories: flower, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member So This is Retirement
People used to run to my house Call me “Mommy” Give me hugs, ask me to babysit their children I had a use These people have become strangers Their children are dating and driving No one needs me any more I have...Read More
Categories: retirement,
Form: Free verse

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