VARIED VISIONS OF RETIREMENT
An acquired belief that failure is impossible.
Investments made early-on, makes dividends more profitable.
Beneath it all, the pride of your labors will show.
Like a harvest moon or a brightly colored rainbow.
An emotional calmness, filled with tranquillity.
Extraordinary comforts - turn dreams into reality...
Holding this thought: Retirement is not a career ending...
New attractions, plus foresight - makes it a career beginning.
An intriguingly different lifestyle.
Imagine vividly your ego at peace for a while.
Without sacrifice your future has become a realness.
Custom designed an made valid by your own success.
An optional transitional symbol in careers.
Labors disgraces no one- no side effects- no fears.
Whenever questions of your success is in debate...
With pride convey your past reactions to any twist in fate.
An unconditional career for any season.
Great benefits, with unlimited freedoms for every reason.
This Era of unstoppable individual freedom is supreme.
A time to reflect on your momentum of pend- up dreams.
There is a member who is new
Who requires some type of rescue!
Looking back at life’s preview
He has had his kids
Been wise and stupid
Smoked enough weed
Aging exhibits on both eyelids
No more young dreams to pursue
A time he was young with hope
Goals matured and developed
But time took away that potential scope
Old age has at last struck for true
Today he joins the old pensioners’ crew
Stuck in his fresh basement
He scorns retirement at its commencement
With continuous utter resentment
Thinking it is a washed up experiment
Today, old age seems to be of no value
A new life and a new official venue
Some meet at the post office queue
Others meet at the bookies avenue
Leaving only when the night is due
The alarm clock has ceased ringing
The ladies have stopped singing
The bread winner is no longer bringing
To him nothing anymore is inspiring!
Why is life such a screw?
Is this a new life for true?
His thoughts he has to subdue
For him life still continues
Forthwith he looks at life with a new view!
Copyright 2007 - Sylvia Chidi
Retire man, so what!
'Tis just a natural thing
That many tend to do.
'Tis not the end;
'Tis a beginning, dear friend;
'Tis a Godsend;
And He will fend.
So, keep your calm;
Retirement’s a balm,
For wearied body, mind!
A new happiness, you’ll find.
And God will take you,
In a newer direction;
With Heaven as goal,
Why then worry, pal?
Cheer up man!
And pray as fervently as you can;
Life will be fine,
God will provide;
God will decide;
Just rest awhile
And wear a smile.
Today will be gone;
The morrow will be born;
God will your life adorn
When comes a new morn!
A new door opens, right today;
Despair not brother, ne’er, nay!
This is your great DAY!
You’ll soon be in your new way!
God bless you!
Dedicated fondly to my dear, belov’d brother,
Er. Joebert A. Selvan B.E., M.E., Chennai.
By dr john celes on 3-31-2004
Dr John Celes
Retirement is the end of work,
That's what some seem to say,
But I have talked to many more,
Who say it's not that way.
It only means you've left one place,
An now must find another,
For all that money you should get,
Is feeding someones brother.
So now that you are finished here,
We would like to say,
We're going to miss your smiling face,
And all those special ways.
You've taught us how you did so well,
And made it fun to learn,
But don't forget to call some times,
One day you might return.
Daniel Lloyd Kennedy
'RETIREMENT AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE'
The day that I've been waiting for
has finally arrived.
Ain't no more early to bed
nor early to arise.
I still set the alarm clock
just so that I can shut the damn thing off.
But I gotta get a parttime job
'cause my wife is starting to sound
too much like my boss.
She's got a 'Honey Do' list
that's longer than your arm.
So I think I'm gonna love to hear
the sound of that alarm.
Copyright © 2003 T. J. Daniels
Thirty-one years of people, paper and promotion
Each required an individual effort and devotion.
Most of those I started with have gone their way
My time to turn in the badge and call it a day.
I have lived here longer than any home I bought
It has been my benefactor for more than I sought.
My companion longer than all that I had
Accompanied me when two sons called me dad.
It allowed me to meet a variety of human endeavor
To work with those who lacked the word never.
It gave me contact with the genius, tireless and we
Truly the melting pot of lives and people I would see.
11-24-05 Aho Speaks
Retirement Life is really Great!
Just like I thought it would be.
Anyone who gets the chance to,
I really think you should be.
Go have some fun, have some more.
stop! worrying about what could be.
To live the life You want for You,
That's the way, it should be.
Get away, Go see the world,
Do all the things you wouldn't,
When you had a Boss and a Job,
Telling you you couldn't.
Sirpheno The Knight
My childhood was a great delight,
In fact, it was pure dynamite.
My teenage years were filled with joy,
There were the girls - I was a boy.
My middle years - beyond compare,
A pretty wife - three children fair.
And as I reached maturity,
All things kept going well for me.
And now retirement with my wife,
We have a pleasant, happy life,
With family and friends galore,
I really couldn't ask for more.
But as I sit in pensive thought,
And wonder what my life has wrought,
Which were the best of all the years,
With mostly smiles and fewest tears?
My vote to old age, I must give,
Considering the alternative!
Charles J Sexton