Treasure Island

Gregory Huyette


Retirement's a Requirement


Retirement's a requirement to enjoy life.
Rest a spell, who can tell, you may not need that strife?
Say 'hi' to those you haven't seen enough before,
Like relatives and friends who once brightened your door.

Change seizure to leisure. Decide what you want.
Up at eight, then it's straight to your favorite haunt.
Or sleep until nine and then dine in bed.
Rise 'n shine when ready or keep snoozin' instead.

Or do you thrive on meetings with no time to eat?
With business your world, you'd rather compete.
Pursuit of power and the pace of each hour
Keep you longing for that grand ivory tower.

If it's money you seek, think what it buys…
Enjoyment and freedom or a box just your size.
Take care as you give your assets a shove
That you don't push aside the ones that you love.

If your goal is to make the world a better place,
Improve the creature that inhabits your space.
Best to stop hoarding and discover a way
To retire your past and require today.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Edited: Monday, August 08, 2011

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