Rod Morris

Rookie - 171 Points (14-09-1934 / Auckland, New Zealand)

A State Of Mind - Poem by Rod Morris

As all of us grow older, I'm sure that we will find,
How we feel about ourselves, is just a state of mind.
Do not retire to vegetate, or sit to wait and die.
Get active, use your brain or time will pass you by.

It's no use sitting in a chair, bemused by films and soaps.
They're full of fools and dreamers, and those who only hope.
Go join a club, make new friends, and spread yourself around.
You'll find by giving of yourself, what happiness you've found.

Retirement need not be boring,
It’s the way you are inclined.
Be prepared to take on the world,
You now have the state of mind.

Comments about A State Of Mind by Rod Morris

  • Abekah Emmanuel (8/21/2014 4:28:00 PM)

    Another stunning theme form a great poet....indeed time waits for no man and time wasted is never found. You have advised so well sir...good job and keep it up! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/8/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    Another great write, yes get active! totally agree, really liked this. (Report) Reply

  • (9/25/2012 6:13:00 PM)

    Loved this poem, and the wisdom of the words. Loved the line how we feel about ourselves is just a state of mind, it is so true. Happiness is a state of mind too. You have to live in the present, because when you look back, you miss what is in front of you right now. Good words to live by... retired or not... Kathleen (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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