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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  
Premium Member Poem My Life Curtis Moorman Free verse career, military, retirement, soldier,
A--------- olaoluwa samuel Light Verse retirement, age, analogy, anxiety, confidence,
Premium Member Poem When I Am Retired Caren Krutsinger Light Verse retirement,
FALLING CURTAIN Anulaxmi Nayak Senryu age, change, deep, retirement,
Premium Member Poem Let Me Have This Day Greg Gaul Rhyme retirement, age, appreciation, care, feelings,
Starting Today Moses Gava ABC retirement,
VACATION TIME IS OVER kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry retirement,
Premium Member Poem Fear Gershon Wolf Rhyme age, fear, money, retirement,
Premium Member Poem Who Do You Think You Are Curtis Moorman Rhyme retirement, death of a friend,
Premium Member Poem FREE Line Gauthier Senryu 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,

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Too Much Sun
by Jack Ellison


Some guys are cut out for retirement
That certainly doesn't apply to me
If I had my druthers, I'd still be working
This is surely not my cup...

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

When Quiet Screams
by Phyllis Phyl
like vinegar and baking soda combined
daily hustle bustle and grind — in caustic silence —erodes...  

precious time eroded in the rush to clear agendas
rushing...

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

My Own Private Canterbury
by Barbara Putnam
When we retired we were so inspired:
To live free and rest from our labors.
This mobile home park has lived up to the mark,
But oh, goodness...

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

Enjoying Retirement
by Dave Timperley
My childhood was a troublesome time,
My mind built walls too hard to climb.
My memories from that distant past,
My life made me feel like an outcast.
I...

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

Golden Years
by Donna Ahsinger
Oh what's so good about the golden years?
Kids are grown and gone away.
Still there's no time to play.
Once in awhile they'll stop in to say,
have...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, age, change, depression, humor,

Tunnel Vision
by cheryl hoffman
As I watched the sweat roll down
past my chin and down my sides
I stayed determined to keep up
my stamina for this one track ride

I pumped...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: future, retirement, work,

A Spider's Concern
by Mike Gentile
It’s hard to let go

We spend our lives building connection
A web of family, friends, business associates
And we fight to hold on, grow and succeed
Behavior so...

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

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Do I See Trend Beginning
by Franklin Price
Do I See a Trend Beginning
By Franklin Price
4/14/2018

Do I see a trend beginning
In the town of Washington
Congressmen deserting ship of state
Has more than just begun

Many...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, political, retirement,

Retired police
by Paul Warren
What do you expect of me
Upright and Outstanding maybe
And to live by the standards made
So truth and justice will not fade

When I rise and you...

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

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Lickety Split
by Susan Gentry
Lackadaisical
Itinerary
Certainly
Keeps
Elderly
Tentatively
Young

Seniors
Particularly
Lack
Individual
Training


 April 11, 2018 ...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: retirement, age, endurance, identity, people,