Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Retirement - Poem by Michael Shepherd

There's living; and then
there's dying; and between,
there's poetry,

introducing one to the other
for the first time; giving them
new names; sometimes seeming
older than both.

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  • (9/22/2007 2:17:00 PM)

    and in between, as well, is life, loving, friends, joys and sorrows as well and of course the love of children young and old. Succinct and interesting poem...Retirement, now being but a Mom, one never retires, just grows older as the cycle continues with the birth of the children's children and their love that keeps one forever young. ~~~~~~~~marci. :) ~~~ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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