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Retirement? - Poem by Kate Beamish

Hour by hour I sit and muse
in what way my brain to use.
Shall I write or shall I read
for such effort is there need

I think on this and think on that,
some thoughts come easily as pat,
others cause my brain to shun
from anything that isn’t fun.

Retirement. A perpetual rest?
I’ve never known a harder test!
I’ve never been inclined to shirk,
but doing nothing’s such hard work.

I’m sure it’s true, some OAPs
know how it’s best to enjoy ease.
I wish that I was one of those
able to sit, relax and doze.


Comments about Retirement? by Kate Beamish

  • Gold Star - 12,899 Points James B. Earley (4/29/2008 11:36:00 AM)

    Everyone needs a reason to rise each morning! I think of this period, not as retirement, but a new chapter. Excellent! Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Wali Jamali (6/26/2007 6:52:00 AM)

    hi, wonderful piece? i used to work as compensation administrator. i have felt the pangs of being called retired. it was a shocking experience that people had become so pale once they found themselves as retired. suddenly, all the activity goes off the road. how ever, a brilliant passage of thought. a true catharsis!

    please read my poems ' defeat' and ' life is calling'. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,519 Points Ernestine Northover (6/22/2007 4:16:00 PM)

    This is great. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one, says just how one feels, nice flow and it really is great that we of a certain age can write some jolly good pieces about things that we have experienced.. Lovely write.
    You might also enjoy reading my poem 'An OAP - That's Me! '.
    Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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