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Retirement by Andrew Evzona

Arts Richmond

Online - 14 March 2021

Retirement by Andrew Evzona


What is retirement to you and me?
Has working life come to an end?
Maybe, a works and state pension too
Do you have tidy savings to spend?

Most have worked for around fifty years
And many will continue part-time
The grey matter still needs refreshing
There's no mountain we can't climb 

Many will just potter around at home
Cleaning out the loft, gardening or DIY
At first, it's strange not going to work
Where our time most certainly did fly

Some are lucky and can retire early
As good fortune allows them to do so
For others it may be forced on them
For reasons which only they know  

You might want to travel far and wide
Or ,simply, go on a relaxing cruise
The world is your oyster to explore
So many destinations you can choose 

Are you with family and a grand-parent
Or growing older with a pet or alone?
You have more time to communicate
Whether by social media or telephone

Never take your retirement for granted
So many, sadly ,never live that long 
Enjoy every minute and stay healthy
Life is short and sweet, I'm not wrong

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