On Retirement - Poem by chandra thiagarajan
A celebrated life transition, is retirement,
Freed from the daily grind of requirement.
You are released to a life of leisure,
Hence you should feel free, this to treasure.
You'd have finished your duties to your children,
And should be glad to baby-sit your grand children.
To holy places you can go on a pilgrimage,
When your mind will be charged with good image.
Plan your personal financial planning,
Ensuring that considerable amount is in saving.
Life will allow you to yourself re-invent,
Working in your golden years with content.
It's time to live with a sense of self respect and dignity,
And can pursue your dreams with all possibility.
Engage yourself in a work of your choice,
Secluding yourself from all worldly noise.
You should allot a time each day, glorious,
And employ yourself to work meritorious.
Only thing to be looked after is your health,
Which is above all monetary wealth.
Even for a minor and wee indisposition,
You should meet the doctor for his prescription.
You should essentially, a good physique be maintaining,
With the aid of meditation, yoga, pranayama and walking.
You should stay socially connected and value best,
Strong quality of human relationships with zest.
Contingent acts of kindness to one and all,
Will make you glad and answer others' call.
Having spent a long tenure at work place,
This is the time to enjoy your twilight days.
How you adjust to retirement over-all, for better or worse,
Gives you the happiness in this phase of life, considered adverse.
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