Richard Lackman

Freshman - 672 Points (Philadelphia)

I Always Had Intended To Retire - Poem by Richard Lackman

I always had intended to retire
To some charming coastal town or shire
To spend my latter years in quietude
And all my plans and projects to conclude

I would wake up every morning with the sun
And think of nothing more than having fun
No stress or worries would dare mar the peace
And all responsibility would cease

I'd gaze beyond the ocean where the sky
With wondrous pinks and blues does pacify
I'd stare contentedly deep into space
Where worries disappear without a trace

Oh Lord how good it felt to just pretend
That in my leisure I'd have time to spend
Far from the hectic life I've come to know
Filled with anxiety I can't forego

Yet in my haste I never laid the plan
So all my scheduled endings overran
As constantly at work I did reside
Until today when finally I died


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 6, 2013


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