In this page, poems on / about “retirement” are listed.

  • 337.
    Just A Group I've Been A Part Of

    Just a group I've been a part of for over three months going on four
    And when we part we part forever I may see them never more
    And though I never bonded to them I'll remember just the same
    When the memories flash back to me at the mention of a name. read more »

  • 338.
    A Farewel to the Country

    By a LADY

    How shall the Muse, distress'd in numbers, tell
    The pain she feels at this sad word-farewel? read more »

  • 339.
    'There are times when one must play the gallena to the cock but Mr. Straw pricks' - A Rumble About Critics, Rhyme & Bad Poetry

    Dear Mr. Milnieves,

    You are quite welcome regarding my taking old Straw to task in his criticisms of Paul Dunbar. I am rare to pen such things to writers/poets but Mr. Straw pissed me off...I do have a VERY mean streak, suffer arrogance, hubris, and assorted puffed-up top gallo tendencies but have battled enough in coop, front stoop and arena (the word used in the both English and the Spanish meaning, sand, 'place of combat, ' from L. harena 'place of combat, 'originally 'sand, sandy place, ' The central stages of Roman amphitheaters were strewn with sand to soak up the blood) bloody enough to know that there are times when one must play the gallena to the cock...but Mr. Straw pricks, and straw's a prominent feature of hen houses, prick Straw laid an smelly egg and, well, my ire came out of retirement for a stuffy Brit to go after one of our own, honorable Dunbar...'e brung out the warrior spurs hid in my claws which would rather write poems or caress a bony bonny love. read more »

  • 340.
    The Day With No Amibitions. Grey. Grey.

    The day with no ambitions. Grey. Grey.
    Stained-glass stars chained at the window,
    Medusan mobiles hang like jellyfish,
    motionless solar systems frozen in time, read more »

  • 341.
    I Look For A Star Through The Window

    Day One

    I look for a star through the window but there’s none out. read more »

  • 342.
    Response to a Letter Recently Received

    Dear Margaret,

    Your life as explained in your letter recently received is very difficult to read. It's been 40 years since we last saw each other or talked. Most of your problems I knew nothing about. Bits and pieces I somehow became aware of over the years. One of your brothers or sisters may have mentioned something they had heard at Christmas or on Father's Day but they were as much in the dark as I was. We didn't know where you were. read more »

  • 343.
    The Button Workers

    Since the United Nations passed the Universal Right to Work Law in 2093, Skewer International has brought back from other planets thousands of migrant workers on its company spaceship.

    On the last trip, Manfred, an interloper, somehow boarded the ship even though he lacks one of the prerequisites for a United Nations green card- namely, a button in his navel that can be turned off to prevent him from speaking. read more »

  • 344.
    Teacher's Pet

    Many decades ago, Tim had spent eight years staring at the back of Edmund's head. He had no choice because their surnames began with the same letter and they had been seated alphabetically by the nuns who taught them in grammar school. It was the Fifties, and their neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago was home to immigrant families from all over Europe.

    Many of the children had parents who struggled to speak English. Not so with Tim. His parents had come to America from Ireland speaking fluent English delivered in a musical brogue. Edmund's parents, however, had come to the United States from what was then known as Bohemia and is today Czechoslovakia. They spoke what was called "broken" English but had no trouble adjusting to life in America. They worked hard, as did most of the immigrants in that neighborhood, to realize their American dream. read more »

  • 345.
    .1. verse. Retirement Gift

    What a great gift
    For when you retire
    A gold pocket watch
    To help watch time expire read more »

  • 346.
    Louisa: A Poetical Novel. Fourth Epsitle.

    OH! my lov'd EMMA , I have much to tell,
    Since last I sent thee an abrupt farewell; read more »

  • 347.


    After you were dilated upon the Origin of the Universe and a Brief History of the Earth, I have been asked by a few members to come out with ‘any other stuff of the kind' and I am obliging here by discussing the incredible and perhaps unpleasant phases ahead of us on a time machine powered by information that matters to you and me alike. read more »

  • 348.
    The Portrait

    Why does the eye, with greater pleasure, rest
    On the proud oak, in vernal honors drest,
    When sultry gales, that to his arms repair, read more »

New Retirement Poems

  1. It is time for me to go home, Leong Ming Loong
  2. The passage of time, Gregoire McKay
  3. Tire you out, hasmukh amathalal
  4. The Washerman's Ass Find I Not, Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Stress = God Is In Control, Tom Zart
  6. Retirement, ramesh rai
  7. Position to hold, hasmukh amathalal
  8. 2 Divorcees Fighting For NOTHING, Mr. Nobody
  9. Four quarters, gajanan mishra
  10. Foremost among the Finest!, Stanley Collymore
  11. A Chat By Brothers, Vinz Poetry
  12. Postwoman., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  13. The Final Morbidity of the Interior Embe.., Henry Splawn Taylor
  14. Pond in Winter, Frank Avon
  15. LIVE YOUR LIFE, Ken e Hall
  16. So What Next, Michael Mullings
  17. Retirement, Ruth Walters
  18. Shroud Unfolding, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  19. The Spoils Of Retirement, david kush
  20. Retirement, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  21. Energetic retirement, Eric Bult
  22. Jobless Asses And Horses, Bijay Kant Dubey
  23. Golden Estates, Melissa K Vigna
  24. Retirement, Toshie Nohara
  25. Easter 2014, Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran
  26. Sonnet for the utility of man, Danny Draper
  27. Misfits In Liverpool, oskar hansen
  28. Works And Pensions, Dave Alan Walker
  29. With No Resentment, hasmukh amathalal
  30. The AAP Activists Are Coming, Bijay Kant Dubey
  31. The Road To...., Lauren B Called
  32. Spanish Nightmares, Douglas McClarty
  33. Look at back, hasmukh amathalal
  34. Florida Florida Florida, sherif monem
  35. Re-Renting Time, Jim Yerman
  36. My Therapist, chas garcia
  37. The Flower, Vipin Madathil
  38. Dead Horse Corner, Patrick Dennis
  39. Retirement, hasmukh amathalal
  40. No Poems, hasmukh amathalal
  41. Mission Superannuation, S.D. TIWARI
  42. His Waiting Lounge, Padmanabhan Ananth
  43. Retirement is just Natural, Dr John Celes
  44. One Generation Sacrificed, Jonathan ROBIN
  45. Retirement, Kevin Seales
  46. Poetry of The Light Divine, How To Write.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  47. My Ramshackle, GEORGE AMADI
  48. Monarchial Redeployment, Tosin Abegunde
  49. Charity and Business., Hardik Vaidya
  50. Golden Age, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  51. Family Ties, Tosin Abegunde
  52. My Good Sister (Acrostic), Marvin Brato Sr
  53. 'Peace and Love' Tanka for Neil Young, Chenou Liu
  54. Windsor Knot, Donal Mahoney
  55. Why Poetry?, Eric Bult
  56. Nothing, Aparna Chatterjee
  57. Grandma Pit Bull, Kevin Rottweiler
  58. And Now, Les Littleford
  59. Civil unrest., Maria Shaw
  60. No retirement, gajanan mishra
  61. Work, Prince Lartey
  62. Grandfather's Clock, Ethan Biswurm
  63. Prepare yourself, gajanan mishra
  64. I'd Prefer to Live With Dogs, Madhav Sarkunde
  65. Vision with sight, hasmukh amathalal
  66. Once The Old Were Those Who Had Little T.., Shalom Freedman
  67. Time To Throw Down The Shovel, Steven Harris
  68. Where is God?, James Hart
  69. Complete stand, hasmukh amathalal
  70. The half doused camp fire.., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  71. Sir, Should I send a memo? Today is Fath.., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  72. Retirement, Chris Poythress
  73. Not so balanced, Priyadarsini G Menon
  74. Fate Being Bargained, Kevin Lee
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